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At Brandeis, Marcuse taught courses in the history of ideas, politics, social science, and philosophy.

Above: Herbert Marcuse,
April 28, 1960

About Herbert Marcuse

Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) was one of the most influential social and political thinkers of the 20th century. He was an internationally renowned scholar who has been credited as being the father of the New Left.

Marcuse was one of the key members of the first generation of the Frankfurt School. He fled the Nazis before settling in America, and was a Brandeis faculty member from 1954 to 1965.

His work includes the notable "Reason and Revolution," "Soviet Marxism," "Eros and Civilization," "One-Dimensional Man" and "The Aesthetic Dimension," among others. Marcuse's controversial 1965 essay,  "Repressive Tolerance," was dedicated to his students at Brandeis.