Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Marcuse, Herbert (1898–1979)

Renowned as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century and heavily influenced by his teacher, Martin Heidegger, Marcuse joined the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research with Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, which relocated to New York from Germany during World War II. Marcuse focused on modern social theory, especially Marxism, earning him notoriety as the “Father of the New Left.” His works include The One-Dimensional Man (1964), Soviet Marxism (1958), and An Essay on Liberation (1969).