Monday, March 2, 2009

Herbert's Hippopotamus: Marcuse and Revolution in Paradise



Source: Google Video

This documentary examines the turbulent life in California of political philosopher Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979), author of One-Dimensional Man, Reason and Revolution and Eros and Civilization, among other books, professor of philosophy at the University of California San Diego, and a visionary and influential force for the student movement worldwide during the Sixties and Seventies. Blending archival footage, interviews, re- created scenes and voice-over narration, the video profiles not only the life of Marcuse but also the history of student protest and social activism. The video features interviews with Marcuse's student Angela Davis, former UCSD Chancellor William McGill, colleagues Fredric Jameson and Reinhard Lettau, and rare footage of Marcuse and former California Governor Ronald Reagan. Directed by Paul Alexander.


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In the Library:
  • Alford, C. Fred. 1985. Science and the revenge of nature: Marcuse & Habermas. Gainesville, FL: University Presses of Florida. [link: WorldCat, NetLibrary]
  • Breines, Paul. 1970. Critical interruptions; new left perspectives on Herbert Marcuse. [New York]: Herder and Herder. [link: WorldCat]
  • MacIntyre, Alasdair C. 1970. Herbert Marcuse; an exposition and a polemic. New York: Viking Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Marcuse, Herbert, and Douglas Kellner. 2007. Art and liberation. London: Routledge. [link: WorldCat, NetLibrary]
  • Marcuse, Herbert. 1972. Counterrevolution and revolt. Boston: Beacon Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Marcuse, Herbert. 1966. Eros and civilization; a philosophical inquiry into Freud. Boston: Beacon Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Marcuse, Herbert, Richard Wolin, and John Abromeit. 2005. Heideggerian Marxism. European horizons. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. [link: WorldCat, NetLibrary]
  • Marcuse, Herbert, and Douglas Kellner. 2005. The new left and the 1960s. London: Routledge. [link: WorldCat, NetLibrary]
  • Marcuse, Herbert. 1964. One-dimensional man; studies in the ideology of advanced industrial society. Boston: Beacon Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Marcuse, Herbert. 1960. Reason and revolution; Hegel and the rise of social theory. Boston: Beacon Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Marcuse, Herbert. 1973. Studies in critical philosophy. Boston: Beacon Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Robinson, Paul A. 1969. The Freudian left: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse. New York: Harper & Row. [link: WorldCat]

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