Herbert Marcuse
Herbert Marcuse
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Marcuse Audio and Video

2023-10-04 Lectures from the 2023 IHMS Conference in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
2019-10-10 Overview of the 2019 IHMS Conference in Santa Barbara
2016-02-06 Harold Marcuse on 'I have a famous name' (in German, with subtitles)
2008-01-01 UCSD-TV interview with Andrew Feenberg about The Essential Marcuse
  • 1/5/16 addition: 1977: Interview with R. Kearney, in: Crane Bag 1:1(1977), 76-85. [UCepub Jan 2016]
  • 11/2/14: The 2002 4-part BBC Documentary Century of the Self (wikipedia page) about Freud, his daughter Anna, and nephew Edward Bernays, contains a bit of footage and commentary about Herbert, at 2 hrs, 8-9 mins on this complete Vimeo upload (by JC Baird in May 2014, on 11/2/14 viewed 6700 times, 19 likes). It is also at 11:00 on this upload of part III (vimeo by Cocolino in Nov. 2013, 14k views in Nov. 2014).
  • 10/20/14: From a link in the guestbook, "Herbert Marcuse's Last trip"--a 2:56 min. video of the hearse (Leichenwagen) arriving at the Dorotheenstädtischer Cemetery in Berlin in July 2003. Uploaded in August 2014 by Moritz Reichelt. That was the hearse's last trip, too, before being put in the German Historical Museum. It had previously transported such celebrities as Marlene Dietrich.
  • 1/13/13: Kurt Jacobsen of Cold Chicago Productions recently completed a 55 minute documentary about Russell Jacoby (see ScholarActivists entry), which is available on the "Humanity Explored" online film festival website. It is viewable at: www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/.../Velvet-Prisons--Russell-Jacoby-on-American-Academia.
  • 11/29/12: 1977 print interview with Frederick Olafson--need to acquire and add to Interviews section:
    • "Heidegger's Politics: An Interview with Herbert Marcuse by Frederick Olafson," in: Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 6:1(1977), 28-40. page 1 online (journal of the New School)
    • Reprinted in The Essential Marcuse (2007), pp. 115-127 with a short introduction (google books).
  • 8/25/12: 1971 Print interview with Moshe Dayan added to Interviews section, below.
  • 9/21/10: New Interview section added below on this page.
  • 8/18/10: I just added links to some interviews with Herbert that were uploaded to youtube in the past year, one in German (1976) and one in English (1977/78)--see the April and Dec. 2009 entries in the YouTube section, below.
    The exchange with Bryan Magee about whether or not politicians are dominated by private economic interests (p. 49 of the print version) is amusing from a 2010 perspective.
  • . 5/16/10: I just uploaded the first 8 minutes of Herbert's 1967 lecture "Liberation from the Affluent Society" to youtube. This is taken from the 46 min DVD created by Peter Villon for the Oct. 2009 Toronto Marcuse Society conference participants. The text of Liberation from ... is available in full on this website.
    • YouTube now has some additional material, including several clips from an interview on a Modern Philosophy series, "Herbert Marcuse on the Frankfurt School" (sect. I 8:36; sect. 2 8:56; sect. 3 9:47; sect. 4 9:43; sect. 5 7:08) [uploaded Dec. 2009 on May 16, 2010: I:7,343 views, II:3,130; III: 2,284; IV:2,057 views; V:3,431 views]
  • The video Herbert's Hippopotamus is conveniently available in full on google video
  • 12/18/09: Link to the YouTube clip of The Insider where Herbert is mentioned (this is "part 6," during the Japanese restaurant scene that start at about 7:45).
  • 7/29/09: wma file of 28 min. 1969 interview about varieties of humanism added (quality is not the best).
  • 6/28/06 addition: October 1970 Boston Ford Hall Forum lecture by Herbert with an hourlong Q&A afterward. (see below for details)
  • added 4/1/07: YouTube animation of Herbert speaking in French
  • added 6/27/07: San Francisco Public Radio KQED hourlong Forum on "The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse," hosted by Michael Krasny, with Peter Marcuse, Douglas Kellner, Willian Leiss and Osha Neumann.
  • added 10/8/07: notes on the 1975 "dialog" between Herbert and Kate Millett at UCSD (below).
  • added 11/9/07: information about a CD of radio broadcasts of Herbert in Germany that is currently in production (also to be available as downloadable .mp3s).
  • added 12/9/07: Audio recording of Herbert's 1967 lecture "Liberation from the Affluent Society" (at the London Dialectics of Liberation conference): 26 mins. (3.2M) , 20 mins. (2.4M), 5 mins. (600k). See the full text "Liberation from the Affluent Society page" for more information.
  • 8/6/08: Zigg1es made a 2:25 YouTube video "Office Revolution" with a comic using Herbert's "Liberation from the Affluent Society" clip as the narration: YouTube Clips section added, below.
  • 6/9/09: 3 min 30 sec. video clip of a June 14, 1971 interview in French (I've never heard Herbert's French before--it's excellent), about the role of technology in future societies, broadcast by Temps présent, is available at archives.tsr.ch/player/personnalite-marcuse. (thanks to Alain Martineau for the link).
  • 1964: Herbert Marcuse (Los Angeles: Pacifica Tape Library, 1964), 1 sound cassette (59 min.): The philosopher and political theorist discusses his book, One Dimensional Man and Society. [worldcat: Ball State, Colby, ...]
  • 1967 lecture "Liberation from the Affluent Society"
    • in: David Cooper (ed.), The Dialectics of Liberation
      (Harmondsworth/Baltimore: Penguin, 1968), 175-192
    • presentation at the London Dialectics of Liberation conference
    • full text with sound clip (2:20 mins; 417K .wav file)
    • 2:25 YouTube video "Office Revolution" uses this clip as the narration. (By zigg1es, posted June 14, 2008) cover of dialectics of liberation, 1968
    • The entire conference was recorded and is available on a series of 23 LP records. Herbert's talk is on record 11, with a continuation on record 9.
      I have an audiotape cassette of the former, which I could copy if someone were really interested. Added 12/9/07: : 26 mins. (3.2M) , 20 mins. (2.4M), 5 mins. (600k). The full text "Liberation from the Affluent Society page" has more information.
    • There is also a 30 min. documentary video about the conference, "Anatomy of Violence," produced and directed by Peter Davis ($30). It includes footage of Herbert.
      Villon Films "Anatomy of Violence" page
  • 1968, May 2: Herbert Marcuse on the new man (Pacifica Radio Archive, 1986, 1968), 1 sound cassette (76 min.); 1/8 in. tape. Recorded at New York University [WorldCat: Wheaton College]
    • Sponsored by The Hardain and New York University Committee to End the War.
  • 1969, October 24, noon at Sproul Plaza, Berkeley
    • 1 sound tape reel :; analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 track; 5 in.
    • Abstract: Speech relates to Angela Davis, University of California and students' roles in society. Transcript also available. [UC Berkeley Hardin B. Jones papers]
    • Also 1 page flyer [worldcat: Northern Ill.]: "Angela Davis, lecturer in philosophy, UCLA, recently fired by the regents for her membership in the communist party, and reinstated by the courts, Herbert Marcuse, professor of philosophy, UC, San Diego, author, One-dimensional man, Eros and civilization, Reason and revolution, Essay on liberation"
  • 1969: Wheeler, John Harvey, A conversation with Herbert Marcuse
    (Santa Barbara, Calif., Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1969),1 sound cassette (28 min.): "Center Fellow Harvey Wheeler explores with Herbert Marcuse varieties of humanism: Christian, Renaissance, existential, and Marxist."
    Available as 3.4MB .wma file.
    At the end of the tape the narrator says excerpts will be published in the Center's July issue.
    The interview was conducted between sessions of an East-West dialog conference, and focuses on the question of what is Marxist humanism.
  • 196x-7x: Professor Herbert Marcuse questioned (Pacifica: 1960-1975),
    Description: 1 reel.; 7 in.; 3 3/4 ips.; full-track.; mono.
    Note(s): "A group discussion centered about the Marxist professor from San Diego."/ Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.Participants: Robert Lynch, psychiatrist; Regina Brunig, Ken Carr, Lowell Ponte, Bill Netzer, students; Doug Lewis, moderator. [worldcat]
  • 1970: Herbert Marcuse on the new man (Pacifica Tape Library,1976, 1970) 3 sound cassettes; analog, 3 3/4 ips, 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 in., 1/4 in. tape: Three lectures by Dr. Marcuse on The New Man.
  • 1970, October 11: "title to be added," at the Ford Hall Forum, Boston.
    • 44min/21M mp3 of the lecture
    • 60min/28M mp3 of the Q&A. Note: these are long downloads: 4-6 minutes with broadband.
    • I don't know the title yet (I may be able to add the introduction soon), but the topic seems to be something like: 'To what extent is The Revolution possible today'?
    • David Satz, a musician and recording engineer who at the time recorded a radio broadcast of this lecture, donated these files in June 2006. He wrote the following:
      On Oct. 11, 1970 Herbert Marcuse spoke at the Ford Hall Forum at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston. At that time I was a student at the Conservatory. The Ford Hall Forum talks were broadcast on a local radio station, and I recorded several on cassette, including this one.
    • Ford Hall Forum About page; their Notable Past Speakers page doesn't include Herbert
    • Many recent Ford Hall Forum lectures (since ca. 2001, with one 1963 lecture by Martin Luther King jr.) are available on-line at the Boston public radio station WGBH's forum network website, which has a wonderful archive of lectures held at other "partner" venues as well (but none by Herbert)
  • 1971: Apocalypse or apocrypha? Herbert Marcuse, his prescription for the next world.
    • [sound recording] Music Pub. No. Center for Cassette Studies 080-24283 (North Hollywood, Calif.: Center for Cassette Studies, [197-]) 1 sound cassette (48 min.): analog, 2 track.
    • Graduate Theological Union library of UC Berkeley
    • Marcuse delineates his neo-Marxist concepts, analyzing the utilization of existing resources by both East and West, the effects of the Third World revolution, the inevitable self-destruction of the consumer society, and the liberation of man through "social idealism."
    • Today's most influential thinker lays out his prescription for the next world (Center for Cassette Studies, 1971), 1 cassette.; 2-track.; mono., 48 mins. Series: Revolutionary man Variation: Revolutionary man.
      Abstract: Herbert Marcuse discusses his neo-marxist concepts and the evolution of the new man through "socialist idealism." [worldcat]
  • 1971: 3 min 30 sec. video clip of a June 14, 1971 interview in French about the role of technology in future societies, broadcast by Temps présent
    • available at archives.tsr.ch/player/personnalite-marcuse.
    • Dans le cadre d'un reportage sur les progrès de la science, Temps présent interroge le philosophe américain d'origine allemande Herbert Marcuse, professeur aux Etats-Unis. La pensée de Marcuse sur la société de consommation a largement influencé les mouvements de gauche qui s'engagèrent dans les événements de Mai 68.
    • Dans cet entretien, le philosophe considère que la société industrielle avancée n'est pas dominée par les sciences, mais par des groupes sociaux qui contrôlent l'usage de la science. Or, le but de celle-ci est l'amélioration de la condition humaine; la science étant détournée et asservie au pouvoir, la gauche doit viser à sa libération.
    • Ce document a été diffusé à l'antenne sous le titre original : Technologie du futur
    • thanks to Alain Martineau for the link, June 2009
  • 1975: A dialogue on feminism: Herbert Marcuse meets Kate Millett. [Sound recording]
    • Recorded at University of California, San Diego, on April 25, 1975. [UCSD library]
    • program sponsored by UCSD Women's Center and University Extension Women's Programs
    • Commentators: Mary Lindenstein Walshok and Pat Allen
    • I listened to this tape in October 2007. There are two cassettes, a 90-min, and a 60-min. I couldn't find any sound on the 60 min, but working from a remote station, I'm not sure I rewound that second tape completely in either direction (I ran out of time). They are available in the Music library in the below-ground main level of Geisel library.
      • Tape 1, side 1:
        • Herbert reads a statement for a group protesting that the Mandville Center events were too expensive for students to afford; then
          Intro by Walshok + Millett lecture (file 1: 34 min. wma file, 8Mb)
        • Herbert's lecture (file 2, 11 min.wma file, 3Mb) [end of side 1]
          concludes '...men are also badly in need of liberation'
      • Tape 1, side 2:
        • End or Herbert's talk; Pat Allen's talk (file 3, 24 min. wma file, 6Mb)
          Allen: 'I'm a member of the proletariat, socialist, feminist, teacher at a junior college'
        • Discussion (file 4, 21 min. wma file, 5Mb)
          Walshok addresses Millet, who says she's read Herbert's paper [is it published?]: he has a tendency to romanticize the feminine. Some coy comments between KM and HM.
          • She meant his romanticism as a curse-word? Some repression in herself is coming up
          • His sexism is live: story of female guard at Soledad prison (where Angela is), biggest trouble was with other guards, not inmates
          • Q: female traits [HM corrects:] have been made antagonistic to mode of production, keep capitalists home warm and well-fed
            R: Millett (?): tender and emotional, docile and understanding, efficient-warlike
          • Herbert suggests opening to audience questions
          • Q: Kate said female attributes respected only when males ununciated in religious context, ceremony [louder!]
          • Q (by male): Marcuse took example, discussed in last book, image of a woman in Playboy as potentially liberating [audience laughs]
            HM: not exactly what he said
            Q cont'd: anything that is erotically liberating is potentially revolutionary
            HM: an insult to those ... a woman posing on a *soft* couch is not the same as the brutal exploitation of the blue-collar working class
            KM (sarcastic): Blow jobs and massage parlors are not very heavy work ... great white master, instant slavery
            Playboy not revolutionary ... degradation of women
            HM: Penthouse prefers men
          • Woman (Allen?): Example of repressive desublimation -- reads Playgirl, thinks she's liberated
            HM 8 hours on assembly line is much worse
            Woman (overlapping): she was on assembly line
          • Q (by male--sounds like the 'eternal graduate student' in Herbert's hippo)): Studs Terkel on fashion models
            KM: only our first
  • 1977: Interview with R. Kearney, in: Crane Bag 1:1(1977), 76-85. [UCepub Jan 2016]
  • 1978 interview: published text only: Myriam Miedzian Malinovich, "Herbert Marcuse in 1978: An Interview," Social Research 48:2 (Summer 1981), 362-394 (pdf)
  • 1979: Interview, April 25, 1979 [sound recording]: Herbert Marcuse, interviewed by Helen Hawkins [UCSD library catalog]
    • Audio version of interview done as part of the Viewpoints television program produced by KPBS Television, San Diego, Calif ; recorded at KPBS Television, San Diego, Calif; acquired 1995. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 2 hrs.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips
    • UCSD special collections, Listening copy is SPL-1337; archival master retained in H. Hawkins collection (MSS 131)
  • 1980: Interview 1979? by Waltrud Mannfeld.
    • Broadcast on German channel 2 ZDF on January 18, 1980.
    • transcript published in: P.E. Jansen (ed.), Befreiung Denken (1990), 17-29. (see entry on Books About Page for more information)
  • 19xx: Radio recording: Moses Abramovitz and Herbert Marcuse, "The Work of Paul Baran" [sound recording]. CD at UC Riverside library.
    • Music Pub. No. BB1563 Pacifica Radio Archives
      Publisher North Hollywood, CA : Pacifica Radio Archives, [200-?]
      Description 1 sound disc (61 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
      Series Pacifica Radio Archives; BB1563
    • "An appraisal of Baran's work, Abramovitz, Chairman of the Department of Economics at Stanford University, and Marcuse, a political scientist, open a conference on 'Baran and American Radicalism Today.' Recorded at Stanford University."
  • 2007, June 26: San Francisco Public Radio KQED hourlong (52 mins) Forum on "The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse," hosted by Michael Krasney, with Peter Marcuse, Douglas Kellner, Willian Leiss and Osha Neumann.
    • The show discusses the legacy of Herbert Marcuse, and whether the German-born philosopher's work informs today's progressive movement. Guests:
      • Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education chair at UCLA and author of "Towards a Critical Theory of Society, Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse"
      • Osha Neumann, artist and social justice lawyer at the East Bay Community Law Center
      • Peter Marcuse, Herbert Marcuse's son and professor emeritus of Urban Planning at Columbia University
      • William Leiss, scientist at the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa and co-author of "The Essential Marcuse: Selected Writings of Philosopher and Social Critic Herbert Marcuse"
    • Approximate contents:
      • Starts asking Osha: What was Frankfurt School with Horkheimer and Adorno? Did Herbert work for the US government during World War II? Yes--against fascism.
      • :05 asks Peter: Are Herbert's ideas relevant today? (Sarkozi: "It's time to be done with '68")
        What about relevance of Herbert's writings on technological threat? Peter reads a comment by someone at the G8 summit in Germany 2 weeks ago.
      • :09 introduces Leiss, asks about Herbert as a teacher (at Brandeis and UCSD)
      • :14 Hater's page on this site--why do conservatives revile him so, as the father of Political Correctness? Leiss: misunderstanding--Herbert was completely open, invited critique.
        After days of activism they would spend hours reading a few pages (100 pages in 20 weeks)
      • :14 asks Peter did Herbert make 100s of 1000s of dollars?
      • :15 asks Kellner about why he published Herbert's collected papers. Kellner read Herbert at Columbia in the 1960s. Then met Herbert there in 1968-69. Herbert advised activists: If you want to change the world, you need knowledge of it. Practice needs theory.
        :19 Did Marcuse think only whites can be racist? What about Marxism?
        New international Marcuse conference (link to Events page); new editions
      • :20 asks about the concept of "Repressive Tolerance"
        Peter: today they're reading One Dimensional Man in a reading group on urban planning at Columbia. "Another world is possible"
      • :23 Osha--an anarchist (group "Up Against the Wall, Mother Fuckers") on Herbert's relevance today
      • :25 [was at 10:30] break, then calls from listeners
      • asks Osha how he is Herbert's stepson and his son-in-law?
        -Listener asks for comparison with Trotsky in regard to cultural criticism. Kellner responds: Herbert had similar leftist critique of the Soviet Union, but also critical of Trotskyist followers. Herbert had broader emancipatory appeal to feminists, gays, Blacks, ...
        -Anecdote from Kathleen in Berkeley, the former wife of a grad student, who attended a Passover seder at Herbert's house in La Jolla. Maybe his house appreciated to be worth millions? But not independently wealthy. Peter responds: there are royalties, but nothing like those sums.
        -Paul, who was in the antiwar movement, discussed Marcuse a lot: Were there any women theorists like Marcuse? Leiss answers--Angela Davis; seminars were gender-mixed, but also male chauvinism. Peter: e.g. Cindy Sheehan, also more than 1/2 of Social Forum.
        -:33 Anecdote from a Brandeis undergrad: Herbert was a wonderful teacher, but conservatives couldn't speak out in Herbert's seminars, more because of other students, but Herbert didn't intervene. Finds One Dimensional Man contemptuous, dark--typical of Brandeis at that time..
        Peter responds: Herbert always defended academic freedom. But: Herbert did not tolerate nonsense, like Bush on stem cell research. Osha: Herbert never would shout anyone down, but lots of intolerance of the atrocity of Vietnam war. And ODM was perhaps not pessimistic enough. Herbert was optimistic and supported hope, but also a realist.
        -AJ, and under-30 listener: How would you describe Herbert at a cocktail party?
        Kellner: "critical theorist"--critique, radical, liberationist.
        Leiss responds: mischevious, incredible sense of humor
        -:38 email: Paul Wilkenson, Terrorism and the Liberal State [1986, $4 on amazon] calls Herbert an apologist for terrorism Are Herbert's writing an apology for terrorism? Osha: Herbert was profoundly non-violent. Freud's "polymorphous perversity." Hippos. Peter: op-ed in NYT in early 1970s, condemned all violence where there is a reasonable alternative--which he thought there was then (and is now).
        -:42 Caller Laura, 29, B.A. in philosophy, hadn't heard of "Herbie," more our parents' philosopher (grew up in an anti-authoritarian household). Herbert's advice was trite/glib, what they needed was more structure. Osha responded: read his works--that's not what H. said. H. was more about a way of thinking, to get at truths.
        -:44 Mike, age 22 from San Jose: enjoying program, Che and Lenin left a powerful mark, wonders why Herbert didn't. Leiss responds:
        -:46 Barry in Santa Cruz: debate with Norman O. Brown [Love's Body, , Marcuse's 'Nirvana principle' was similar, why did they disagree. Kellner: both agreed on much, e.g. emancipatory potential of art. But Herbert emphasized critique, while Brown believed more in the power of aesthetics. Discussion of Heidegger -- see Kellner's edition of Herbert's papers War Technology and Fascism. [also Heidegger page here]
    • :50 asks Kellner about influence today. Liess: Herbert's time will come again, since we need the utopian impulse--that is to be found in the book he edited, The Essential Marcuse ($20 at amazon).
  • 1968, May: "Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of the New Left," interview on/by KCET May 24, 1968. Footage in Herbert's Hippopotamus, minutes: 5:00, 44:00-46:00
  • 1969, Oct: Herbert Marcuse speech in Sproul Plaza [sound recording]: University of California, Berkeley, 1969 Oct. 24. 1 sound tape reel : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 track ; 5 in.
    • available from UC Berkeley library
    • Speech relates to Angela Davis, University of California and students' roles in society.
    • Transcript also available.
  • 1970 Film "Obszönität als Gesellschaftskritik?," broadcast Oct. 20, 1970 on German NDR TV, 45 mins, hosted by Thomas Ayck, with Andy Warhol and others (imdb page)
  • 1971 Film: Franz Stark (ed.), Revolution oder Reform? Herbert Marcuse und Karl Popper: Eine Konfrontation (Munich: Kösel, 1971), 48 p. with illus.
    • Complete and expanded text of a TV documentary by Bavarian Broadcasting (BR)
    • scans of book on this site
    • also ed. by: Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Köln (Köln: Dt. Instituts-Verl., 1971)
  • 1977 Film: Marcuse and the Frankfurt School [videorecording] BBC Worldwide Americas; presented by Janet Hoenig; directed by Tony Tyler (Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Princeton, N.J: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003), 1 videodisc (46 min., color)[UCB] (also published in book form, see Books About page)
    • "In this program with world-renowned author and professor Bryan Magee, the philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse explains how the so-called Frankfurt School reevaluated Marxism when world economic crisis failed to destroy capitalism as predicted by Marx. He also analyses the philosophical roots of the student rebellions of the sixties.
    • DVD & VHS $90 at films.com
    • YouTube version (uploaded Dec. 2009), see below.
  • 1978 TV broadcast: "Herbert Marcuse and the Frankfurt School", 45 mins.
    season 1, episode 3 (Feb. 2, 1978) of a show Men of Ideas hosted by Bryan Magee (imdb page) [same as previous item]
  • 2002 film: The 25th Hour, by Spike Lee , 135 mins. (imdb page)
  • 1967: Anatomy of Violence (produced and directed by Peter Davis, 30mins.)
    • documentary video about the August 1967 London "Dialectics of Liberation" conference
    • $30 from Villon Films
  • 1970: Carnet de identidad (Spanish, directed by Llorenç Soler [1936-], 28 mins.)
    • José Antequera and Félix Benito read texts by 5 prominent writers, including Marcuse
    • imdb Carnet page
  • 1984: Der Prozess (directed by Eberhard Fechner [1926-1992], 270 mins.)
    • German Film Archive page: "In over eight years of research, Der Prozess follows the longest criminal proceedings in Germany's legal history - the "Majdanek Trial". In interviews with judges, the accused, victims and eye witnesses, and with the use of documentary footage and reports, the film recounts (in three parts) the legal trials against the workers and perpetrators of the Lublin/Majdanek concentration camp from the first day to the pronouncement of the judgment."
    • Prozess page on Fechner's website: "Eine Darstellung des sogenannten Majdanek-Verfahrens gegen Angehörige des Konzentrationslagers Lublin/Majdanek in Düsseldorf von 1975 bis 1981."
    • Contains documentary footage of a podium discussion in which Alexander Mitscherlich talks to Herbert Marcuse about the Nazi "fathers" in postwar German society
    • In drei Teilen; Erstsendung am 21. November 1984
  • 1999: The Insider (directed by Michael Mann, 157 mins, starring: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe). Note: screenwriter Eric Roth, same as for Munich (2005), below.
    • Based on a true story about a CBS 60 Minutes episode in 1994 on malpractices in the tobacco industry revealed by whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand, which was not aired because CBS parent company Westinghouse objected to Lowell Bergman's report.
    • YouTube clip of The Insider where Herbert is mentioned (this is "part 6," during the Japanese restaurant scene that start at about 7:45).
    • For Herbert's influence on Bergman, see my Bergman entry on the Scholars and Activists Page.
    • From popmatters.com review: "In his best role since Dog Day Afternoon, Al Pacino plays Lowell Bergman, the 60 Minutes producer who, despite having done his graduate work with Herbert Marcuse, goes against the grain of his mentor's critique of modern society. Marcuse's subterranean presence in the film (he is reverently invoked by Bergman in an early scene) is significant here because his thesis of repressive tolerance taught, in part, that bourgeois society grants freedom of speech precisely at the moment it can no longer make a difference.
      Given the film's foregone conclusion, it would seem that The Insider concludes in favor of Lowell Bergman over Herbert Marcuse: the story gets out, Big Tobacco has to pay, Wigand is vindicated � it is possible to make a difference from the inside. But in the spirit of Marcuse, one might wonder why this story makes such good copy for Touchstone Pictures, and why too, anti-corporate, anti-US government and anti-capitalist media films like JFK (which argues that Kennedy's assassination was a coup by the military industrial complex), or Forrest Gump (which argues that the only way not to recognize US racism and imperialism is by being preternaturally stupid), or The Matrix (which argues that computers and television create a media-system that precludes the recognition of the general enslavement of humankind), all do so well at the box office. Is an awareness of our own relentless exploitation by corporate America being sold back to us at a profit?"
    • has brief documentary footage in which VP Spiro Agnew says something disparaging about Herbert
    • imdb Insider page; tiscali.co.uk review; celebritywonders page; the Insider movie script is available at B. Hundland's movie site, and at filmsea.com.
  • 2000: Kippur , directed by Amos Gitai (Kino, 2000, $30 on DVD, 123 mins.)
    • about the 1973 Israeli-Arab war, with screenplay co-authored by Marie-Jose Sanselme.
    • Oct. 5, 2000 New York Times article: "Mr. Gitai, himself a veteran of the 1973 war, has apparently followed his own experiences closely. His hero, Weinraub (Liron Levo), is an earnest young bohemian who lectures his friend Ruso (Tomer Ruso) on Herbert Marcuse and, in the opening and closing scenes, smears paint on his girlfriend while they're making love. The arty eroticism of these sequences stands in visual and emotional contrast to the rest of the movie, which shows men writhing in pain and covered in mud."
    • imdb Kippur page
  • 2005: Munich , directed by Steven Spielberg (Dreamworks, 164 mins.)
    • about what happened after the 1972 hostage-taking at the Munich Olympics.
    • Early in the film the character Avner, an Israeli secret service agent charged with tracking down the Palestinian masterminds behind the hostage-taking, meets up with a couple of people from the West German left-wing scene in Frankfurt. One of the Germans mentions Marcuse in the dialog.
    • imdb Munich page
    • Eric Roth was, by the way, a screenwriter for both The Insider and Munich (as well as Forrest Gump, Horse Whisperer, Ali, ...). (imdb Eric Roth page)
  • Dec. 8, 2006: "Marcuse hubdo" (0:25). A short quotation spoken by Marcuse in French, with a stylized image. By oubdo, a 29 year old (age given in Aug. 2008) in France. (680 views in Aug. 2008)
  • Sept. 5, 2007: "Ideologia - Marcuse" (3:08). A collection of Brazilian product advertisements; at 2:18-2:38 a text quotation by Herbert on consumption. Looks like it was a powerpoint made by a group of students in a seminar. Posted by annahoppus, a 17 year old Brazilian. (Aug. 2008: 1387 views)
  • Dec. 20, 2007: "Growing Activism: People's History of UC San Diego" (28:37). UCTV broadcast in Nov. 2007. At 7:30-8:20 the leader of this walking tour across the campus talks about Herbert and Angela Davis. (Aug. 2008: 674 views)
  • January 10, 2008: "The Essential Marcuse" (59:37). Oct. 2007 lecture at D.G. Willis Bookstore by Prof. Andrew Feenberg (profile on Scholar's page), broadcast on UCSD-TV, about a collection of Herbert's essays that Feenberg co-edited. Starts with a biographical narrative. (Aug. 2008: 2700 views)
  • : "Revolution" (2:59). A collection of images of revolutions, protest movements and revolutionaries from Rousseau to Angela Davis, with text quotes and background music & lyrics. Created by MarcuseRebel, a 22 year old Canadian. (54 views in Aug. 2008)
  • June 14, 2008: "The Office Revolution" (2:25) uses a clip from Liberation from the Affluent Society as the narration to a comic series on--an office revolution. Posted by Zigg1es.
  • July 18, 2008: Marco A. Denegri, "Herbert Marcuse- Eros y Civilización." Lecture in Spanish by the Peruvian intellectual/sexologist/sociologist TV show host (Wikipedia Denegri page) . In four parts: 7:18, 8:06, 7:49 and 1:39. Posted by KrohnosEpsilon, a 38 year old Peruvian.
  • : "Repressive Tolerance" (2:53), by MochiMC, a 21 year old in the US. He draws on Herbert's concept in his discussion of freedom of speech and racist, sexist and homophobic speech. (Aug. 2008: 46 views; Aug. 2010: 963 views)
  • Aug. 25, 2008: Marcuse And One-Dimensional Man Pt. 1 (9:10, 8/10: 6091 views), Pt. 2 (9:10; 1,352 views), Pt. 3 (983 views), Pt. 4 (), Pt. 5 (). From Rick Roderick -- Self under Siege - Philosophy In The 20th Century. [This version was uploaded by NohnSvaha; another by chrisltft is available as well)
  • Jan. 15, 2009: 1969 Herbert Marcuse obituary for Adorno (3:39)(Aug. 2010: 3,618 views)
  • April 5, 2009: Gespräch mit Herbert Marcuse 1976. Part 1 (9:14; 8/10: 17,614 views); Part 2 (9:50; 3,963 views), Part 3 (9:59, 2765 views), Part 4 (9:14, 2148 views), Part 5 (8:12, 2,243 views) [46:29 total]
  • Dec. 25, 2009: Herbert Marcuse on the Frankfurt School Section 1 (8:36; Aug. 2010: 11,700 views/Feb. 2013 63,400 views); Section 2 (8:55; Aug. 2010: 4,804 views/Feb. 2013 23,100 views); Section 3 (9:47; 3,437 views/Feb. 2013 14,600 views), Section 4 (9:43, 3,068 views/Feb. 2013 12,600 views), Section 5 (7:08, Aug. 2010 4,871 views/Feb. 2013 14,400 views) [44:09 total]
    • These are from Bryan Magee's TV series "Men of Ideas," which is available in published form in his book Talking Philosophy (1978; 2001 edition on google books)(amazon page), chap. 3, pp. 43-55.
  • May 4, 2010: Luther Blissett uses a Herbert Marcuse lecture as audio for his clip Rupture. (Aug. 2010: 295 views) [found through guestbook entry]
  • 1969, Feb. 25: Marcuse, Herbert, and KFMB (Television Station : San Diego, Calif.). “Interview with Dr. Herbert Marcuse, February 25, 1969." Interviewed by Harold Keen, 16 leaves, UCSD special collections B945.M2984 I58 1969
  • 1970: “Marcuse on The University Music New Culture Ecology Personal & Social Liberation Workers The Mideast,” Street Journal, (April 1970)
  • 1971, December 29: "Conversation between the Philosopher Herbert Marcuse and Israel's Minister of Defense, Moshe Dayan," minutes in: Telos 158 (Spring 2012),185-191.
    • The document is from the Israel Defense Forces and Defense Establishment Archives (IDFA). It has been translated from Hebrew.
      "For the diary: A meeting with Herbert Marcuse (at his request) at the Defense Minister's office. December 29, 1971, 20:00. In attendance: The Minister of Defense; Shlomo Gazit; Yehuda Elkana of the Van Leer Institute; Naphtali Lavie. (The writing [of the meeting's minutes] was somewhat delayed, because Marcuse had arrived earlier [than expected]).
      The Minister of Defense: Let's see what happened in 1957. We had a controversy whether2 to evacuate the Shlomo-Straits [Straits of Tiran] back then. Already then…
    • Accompanying article by Zvi Tauber, "Herbert Marcuse on the Arab-Israeli Conflict: His Conversation with Moshe Dayan," pp. 171-184 (link to Telos pdf for subscribers).
  • 1977: Interview with R. Kearney, in: Crane Bag 1:1(1977), 76-85. [UCepub Jan 2016]
  • 1977, March 10: “An Interview with Herbert Marcuse: Thoughts on Judaism, Israel, etc…,” L’Chayim, IV, 2, (Winter 1977), p. 1. L’Chayim was published by Jewish students at the University of California San Diego.  The interview was conducted on March 10, 1977 by Marty Gaynor, Ralph Grunewald, and Harlan Simon.
  • Wiltrud Mannfeld, “Fragen an Herbert Marcuse zu seiner Biographie,” Befreiung Denken – Ein Politischer Imperativ. Ein Materialenband zu einer politischen Arbeitstagung über Herbert Marcuse am 13 u. 14 Oktober 1989 in Frankfurt, ed. by Peter-Erwin Jansen. 2nd ed (Offenbach/Main: Verlag 2000 GmbH, 1990), p. 36.
  • Gespräche mit Herbert Marcuse. Gesprächsteilnehmer: Herbert Marcuse, Jürgen Habermas, Tilman Spengler, Silvia Bovenschen, Marianne Schuller, Berthold Rothschild, Theo Pinkus, Erica Sherover, Heinz Lubasz, Alfred Schmidt, Ralf Dahrendorf, Karl Popper, Rudi Dutschke, Hans Christoph Buch. (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1978)