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Herbert Marcuse
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    (July 19, 1898-July 29, 1979)
    Born in Berlin, Germany
    Wrote 'Reason and Revolution' (1941), 'Eros and Civilization' (1955), 'The One-Dimensional Man' (1964) and 'Counter-Revolution and Revolt' (1972)
    He was a Marxist.
    He was the favorite philosopher of violent 60s radicals like the Baader-Meinhoff gang.
    His essay 'Repressive Tolerance' (1965) advocated a discriminatory form of tolerance that would prevent repressive ideas from being voiced.
    His third wife was a former student 40 years his junior.
    He had to flee Nazi Germany.
    He became a naturalized US citizen (1940).
    During World War II he produced anti-Nazi propaganda for the Office of War Information.
    He criticized Soviet Communism as much as Western capitalism.

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