Quotes by Herbert Marcuse
German politiek philosopher
Alive from: 1898-1979
Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.
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.
The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it.