Herbert Marcuse
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Paul Mattick Bio

Mattick, Paul MattickPaul (1904-1981), fellow German emigre, Marxist sociologist and economist; independent scholar after McCarthyism

  • See Wikipedia Mattick page: One of his important works was Critique of Herbert Marcuse: The one-dimensional man in class society (1969, 1972), in which he forcefully rejected the thesis according to which the proletariat, as Marx understood it, had become a "mythological concept" in advanced capitalist society. Although he agreed with Marcuse's critical analysis of the ruling ideology, Mattick demonstrated that the theory of one dimensionality itself existed only as ideology. Marcuse subsequentially affirmed that Mattick's critique was the only serious one to which his book was subjected.
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