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Herbert Marcuse

One-Dimensional Man?

Francis Levy | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Michel Houellebecq and Herbert Marcuse would have different agendas, but they might offer the same diagnosis about dark side of pleasure seeking.

For Ike Balbus on His 70th Birthday

Danny Postel | Posted 06.01.2014 | Chicago
Danny Postel

The Summer 1982 issue carried an article with the title "A Neo-Hegelian, Feminist, Psychoanalytic Perspective on Ecology" by Isaac D. Balbus. This constellation of terms instantly sent my intellectual libido into overdrive.

Make Love and War

Francis Levy | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Back in the sixties the only way to get laid was to join a demonstration against the war. Life was actually quite simple with a clean demarcation bet...

An Elusive Utopia By The Sea

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.27.2013 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay, "Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind," sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea.

Digital Grab: Corporate Power Has Seized the Internet

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.28.2013 | Media
Norman Solomon

We have a profound, far-reaching fight on our hands, at a crossroads leading toward democracy or corporate monopoly. The future of humanity is at stake.

'An Open System of Closed Enclaves': Tolerance, Past and Present, in America

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

There's a growing national consensus that fighting to the death doesn't meet the needs of modern America. Only a president can instruct the nation on the need for a re-thinking of our political values.

Legends Of The Lower East Side: Clayton Patterson And Confederates

Jan Herman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Jan Herman

I can't let the year end without taking note of a new coloring book -- yes, a coloring book -- titled Legends of the Lower East Side.