Herbert Marcuse

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Herbert Marcuse
Born 19 July 1898
Berlin, German Empire
Died 29 July 1979 (aged 81)
Starnberg, West Germany
Nationality American / German
Known for Father of the New Left
Occupation Philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist
Organization Frankfurt School

Herbert Marcuse (19 July 189829 July 1979) was a German American philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist, associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. Born in Germany, he along with jewish-germans such as Wilhelm Reich and Theodor Adorno, emigrated to the United States after NSDAP had seized power in Germany. Perhaps the best known works of Marcuse are Eros and Civilization, One-Dimensional Man and The Aesthetic Dimension. Marcuse is in significant part responsible for the Cubaphile meme in degenerate pop culture and the Viet Cong supporting student "peace" protest movement of the 1960s.

Marcuse was a father of Cultural Marxism and Critical Theory. Critical Theory was essentially destructive criticism of the main elements of Western culture, including Christianity, capitalism, authority, the family, patriarchy, hierarchy, morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity, ethnocentrism, convention and conservatism.[1]

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