Reprint of an article in Catylist, Vol. 5, no. 2 (Summer 2021): "The Two Souls of Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man."
Socialists today should learn from Herbert Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man: in particular, its spirit of protest, its materialist social theory, and its warnings about commodified liberation. But they should leave behind its moralism and despair about change.
By Jeremy Cohan and Benjamin Serby