Marcuse and the New Left
Lecture no. 24 from the course: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas
Taught by Professor Lawrence Cahoone | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Although the “old” left declined in the West after WWII, Frankfurt School thinker Herbert Marcuse was able to help create what was sometimes called a Freudian left through a psychological reinterpretation of Marxism. Delve into the New Left of the 1960s and Marcuse’s ideas, which critiqued capitalism’s seduction of society through the welfare state and culture industry.