Prosperity Marxism – Episode 14: Who’s Afraid of Herbert Marcuse?

“For journalist Matt Taibbi, Herbert Marcuse is a pseudo-intellectual at fault for much of what ails the contemporary left. But the real Marcuse was a serious thinker who remained committed to socialism and working-class struggle.”

In this episode, Michael Pelias and Peter Bratsis respond to Matt Taibbi’s recent hit piece on Herbert Marcuse, some of the left responses to it, and speculate on the reasons for “why Marcuse now?”

Jacobins take:

Zero books take:

Taibbi’s article: