Herbert Marcuse
Herbert Marcuse
Scholarship ยป 1960s

A review of Eros and Civilization

Andrew Hacker, review of Eros and Civilization, New York Times Book Review (March 10, 1968).

"Marcuse's books emblazen the apartments and arguments of the New Left. While today's radical politics are by no means a student monopoly, there is nevertheless a campus atmosphere pervading most of the discussions and demonstrations of that movement...To become the foremost literary symbol of the New Left is no mean accomplishment; many of the movement's adherents are both informed and intelligent, and they have had their pick of an impressive literature. Thus the choice of Marcuse testifies not only to his spirit of engagement but also to a profundity and breadth of vision which are lacking in otherwise admired authors as C. Wright Mills, Paul Goodman, Norman O. Brown, and Erich Fromm."

Index entries: Eros and Civilization Hacker, Andrew