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David Steigerwald

Marcuse in the Age of Choice

This guest post by David Steigerwald, Professor of History at the Ohio State University, is the first entry in our roundtable that asks and perhaps answers the question: Isn’t Marcuse Still Right? Essays to follow will be by Steve Whitfield, our very own Kurt Newman, and yours truly. Enjoy. Andrew  In our Age of Choice, comprehensive accounts of the human condition fare badly.  Where individual latitude presents itself as the measure of liberation and people believe they are free to make and remake their subjective disposition toward the world—to remold their authentic identities—broad social theories collapse.  By definition, social theory Read more