File spoon-archives/marxism-international.archive/marxism-international_1997/97-01-29.113, message 24


Subject: Re: M-I: Herbert Marcuse's "One Dimensional Man"
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 97 16:33:16 18000


Louis P:
> It just goes to show you. You gotta keep an open mind. I approached
> Herbert Marcuse's "One Dimensional Man" with the expectation that it would
> be even more wide of the mark than Adorno and Horkheimer's "Dialectics of
> Enlightenment". 
> What a surprise to find out how fresh this book appears thirty years after
> it first made its big impact on my g-g-g-generation in the 60s. 

well, it appears that Louis P's post has not initiated a big
groundswell of support for "retrieving" Marcuse...interested folks 
(if there are any on this list) might check out "Marcuse: From the New 
Left to the Next Left" edited by John Bokina & Tim Lukes (Kansas 
University Press: 1994)...while the postmodern/poststructural
(post toasties?)/psychoanalytic/aesthetic essays will grate some,
the collection includes a critique of analytical marxism by Terrell
Carver, an analysis of the collapse of the Soviet Union by Peter
Marcuse using his father's 1958 "Soviet Marxism" as a lens, a call
for connecting feminism to class-based politics by Trudy Steuernagel,
an assessment of Marcuse's view of how and why advanced industrial
society is anti-ecological by Timothy W. Luke, a reevalation of
Marcuse's critique of capitalist technological rationality by
Andrew Feenberg, and an overview of still-unpublished writings 
found in the Marcuse Archive in Frankfurt by Dougla Kellner...
Michael  


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