German philosopher Herbert Marcuse was a leading source of inspiration for the New Left in Europe and the US during the 1960s. In this lecture from May 1968, never previously published in full, he discusses the student revolts in Paris and Berlin with an audience in San Diego.
The German philosopher Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979) came to the United States as a refugee from Nazism in 1934. He became a source of inspiration for the New Left in Europe and the United States in the 1960s. His works include Eros and Civilization and One-Dimensional Man.