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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it.
A
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.
N
Not every problem someone has with his girlfriend is necessarily due to the capitalist mode of production.
K
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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