1st Edition

The New Left and the 1960s Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 3

By Herbert Marcuse, Douglas Kellner Copyright 2005
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    The New Left and the 1960s is the third volume of Herbert Marcuse's collected papers. In 1964, Marcuse published a major study of advanced industrial society, One Dimensional Man, which was an important influence on the young radicals who formed the New Left. Marcuse embodied many of the defining political impulses of the New Left in his thought and politics - hence a younger generation of political activists looked up to him for theoretical and political guidance. The material collected in this volume provides a rich and deep grasp of the era and the role of Marcuse in the theoretical and political dramas of the day.

    This volume contains articles, letters, talks, and interviews including: "On the New Left," a transcription of the 1968 talk at the Guardian newspaper's twentieth anniversary; "Reflections on the French Revolution," which contains comments on the 1968 French student and worker uprising; "Liberation from the Affluent Society," which presents Marcuse's contribution to the 1967 Dialectics of Liberations conference; and "United States: Questions of Organization and the Revolutionary Subject," a conversation between Marcuse and the German writer Hans Magnus Enzenberger, published here in English for the first time.

    Edited by Douglas Kellner, this volume will be of interest to all those previously unfamiliar with Herbert Marcuse, generally acknowledged as a major figure in the intellectual and social mileux of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as to specialists, who will here have access to papers and articles collected in one volume for the first time.

    Preface, Marcuse’s Legacies, Introduction Radical Politics, Marcuse, and the New Left, I Interventions, The Inner Logic of American Policy in Vietnam, Reflections on the French Revolution, Student Protest is Nonviolent Next to the Society Itself, Charles Reich – A Negative View, Dear Angela, Reflections on Calley, Israel is Strong Enough to Concede II The Problem of Violence and the Radical Opposition III Liberation from the Affluent Society IV Democracy Has/Hasn’t a Future . . . a Present V Marcuse Defines his New Left Line VI Testimonies Herbert Marcuse on Czechoslovakia and Vietnam The University of California at San Diego Department of Philosophy on Herbert Marcuse T.W. Adorno on Herbert Marcuse VII On the New Left VIII Mr. Harold Keen: Interview with Dr. Herbert Marcuse IX USA: Questions of Organization and the Revolutionary Subject: A Conversation with Hans Magnus Enzensberger X The Movement in a New Era of Repression: An Assessment XI Bill Moyers: A Conversation with Herbert MarcuseXII Marxism and Feminism XIII 1970s Interventions, Ecology and Revolution, Murder is not a Political Weapon, Thoughts on Judaism, Israel, etc. XIV The Failure of the New Left? Afterword Marcuse’s Cognitive Interest: A Personal View


    Douglas Kellner Is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.

    'Marcuse brought a forceful clarity to the leftist table, a classical Marxism willing to confront new realities. Several of his recurring points are worth remembering today.' - The Nation