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Herbert Marcuse
(1898-1979) born on
Jul 19
German-US political philosopher. His Marxist critical philosophy and Freudian psychological analyses of Western society were popular among student leftist radicals during the 1960s.
Self-determination, the autonomy of the individual, asserts itself in the right to race his automobile, to handle his power tools, to buy a gun, to communicate to mass audiences his opinion, no matter how ignorant, how aggressive, it may be.

The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it.
If mass communications blend together harmoniously, and often unnoticeably, art, politics, religion, and philosophy with commercials, they bring these realms of culture to their common denominator -- the commodity form.
Not every problem someone has with his girlfriend is necessarily due to the capitalist mode of production.
The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "An Essay on Liberation," ch. 1, 1969.
R: "One-Dimensional Man," ch. 5, 1964.
A: "One-Dimensional Man," ch. 3, 1964.
N: "The Listener."
K: "One-Dimensional Man," ch. 1, 1964.

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