"Gross, Walter, Marcuse, Discuss 'War And The Role Of The Intellectual'"

Title

"Gross, Walter, Marcuse, Discuss 'War And The Role Of The Intellectual'"

Date

November 10, 1959

Description

Account of talk by Profs Marcuse, Gross and Walter in a symposium sponsored by SANE. Marcuse advocates that intellectuals abstain from voting if there is no party that "'has not taken an unequivocal stand against warfare and in favor of disarmament.'"

Creator

Michael Jacobs

Subject

Herbert Marcuse -- Brandeis University
Herbert Marcuse -- Brandeis University -- lectures

Source

The Justice

Publisher

Brandeis University Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections

Rights

All rights reserved

Format

pdf
newspaper article

Language

English

Type

newspaper article

Coverage

Brandeis University
November 10, 1959

Text

"Marcuse cited the right of free election. 'It should be one of our highest principles, yet our vote should not be cast for the party that has not taken an unequivocal stand against warfare and in favor of disarmament.' If this alternative is not presented then our responsibilit yshould demand we abstain from voting. Choosing the lesser evil is absurd and 'frightful.'"
"The intellectual should rather direct his opposition against the titanic preparations for war, the structure of mobilization. 'He should protest the process of stupification of human beings and the deception and propaganda involved in this mobilization.'"

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