Herbert Marcuse’s birthday…

Larry Bush shared a couple of good quotes from and about Herbert on Jewdayo today:

Herbert Marcuse, whose cultural critique of capitalism and its dynamics of human alienation helped shape the utopianism of the New Left student movement in America, was born in Germany on this date in 1898. As a political philosopher, Marcuse suggested that the capitalist system fosters conformity and “repressive tolerance.” After departing from Nazi Germany in 1933, he worked with the U.S. Office of War Information on anti-Nazi propaganda and then developed an academic career at Columbia, Harvard, Brandeis and the University of California. He was a charismatic teacher, and many of his students became influential academics themselves. Marcuse is best known for two books, Eros and Civilization (1955) and One-Dimensional Man (1964).

“Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.” —Herbert Marcuse

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Fred is a Teaching Artist, an arts integration advocate & a social justice activist. He is near completing a two-month Residency as String Game Performance Teacher at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville, CA, and performed at the 2015 Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival. He also serves as Teacher Consultant for Professional Development with UCSC's Central California Writing Project and as their Technology Liaison to the National Writing Project. He is a Connected Learning Facilitator and coordinates Face To Face Drop Ins on Connected Learning biweekly at Arts Council Santa Cruz County. He teaches self-directed & connected learning via real-world projects & string games through his Original Digital Project, an Associate of the Arts Council.

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