Herbert Marcuse Quotes


7 Herbert Marcuse quotes:



"Freedom of enterprise was from the beginning not altogether a blessing. As the liberty to work or to starve, it spelled toil, insecurity, and fear for the vast majority of the population. If the individual were no longer compelled to prove himself on the market, as a free economic subject, the disappearance of this freedom would be one of the greatest achievements of civilization."
Author: Marcuse Quotes Category: Beginning Quotes Free Enterprise Quotes
"If the worker and his boss enjoy the same television program and visit the same resort places, if the typist is as attractively made up as the daughter of her employer, if the Negro owns a Cadillac, if they all read the same newspaper, then this assimilation indicates not the disappearance of classes, but the extent to which the needs and satisfactions that serve the preservation of the Establishment are shared by the underlying population."
Author: Marcuse Quotes Category: Equality Quotes Boss Quotes
"Self-determination, the autonomy of the individual, asserts itself in the right to race his automobile, to handle his power tools, to buy a gun, to communicate to mass audiences his opinion, no matter how ignorant, how aggressive, it may be."
Author: Marcuse Quotes Category: Determination Quotes Autonomy Quotes
"Not every problem someone has with his girlfriend is necessarily due to the capitalist mode of production."
"The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it."
Author: Marcuse Quotes Category: German Philosopher Quotes Reason Quotes
"The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment."
"That which is cannot be true."



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