An Introduction to Herbert Marcuse

Herbert Marcuse was a French leftist intellectual who, as a key member of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, synthesized the ideas of Marx and Freud in explaining the impact of capitalism on the modern psyche. Born in Berlin on July 19, 1898 to an upper-middle class German Jewish family, Marcuse received a quality education before being drafted into the German army at age 18, where he worked in horse stables during WWI…


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