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Sigmund Freud

“No Mean Accomplishment”

My essay that follows is the third entry in our roundtable that asks: Isn’t Marcuse Still Right? If you missed it be sure to go back and read the first entry by David Steigerwald and the second by Stephen J. Whitfield. The final essay in this roundtable by Kurt Newman is scheduled to be published Tuesday. Thanks for reading along.  In 1968, Andrew Hacker wrote a lengthy essay reviewing the writings of Herbert Marcuse— “Philosopher of the New Left”—that appeared on the front page of the New York Times Book Review. Hacker’s task was to answer the following perplexing question: Read more