As a short follow-up to our previous episode, we discuss whether or not every act is a political act. We briefly mention commodification, socialization, industrialization, technology, capitalism, religion, and more.
We discuss the 1967 essay by Herbert Marcuse titled “The End of Utopia” in which Marcuse argues that “utopic” is no longer a valid polemic, we are at the “end of history” but for a far different reason than Fukuyama, and that we need a redefinition of socialism.
In episode 4 of 4 on Herbert Marcuse’s “One-Dimensional Man,” we discuss “The Great Refusal,” Marcuse’s solution for how to think ‘two-dimensionally.’
In episode 3 of 4 on Herbert Marcuse’s “One-Dimensional Man,” we discuss how man became one-dimensional including the concept of repressive desublimation.
In episode 2 of 4 on Herbert Marcuse’s “One-Dimensional Man,” we discuss the irrationality of rational society.