Herbert Marcuse 1955. "Eros and Civilization" is noteworthy in that it is an apology for Marxism that does not mention either Marx or Marxism at all.

Rather, Marcuse employs the familiar id, ego and superego to describe what he calls "the performance principle" he saw as endemic in capitalist nations and societies. Eros and Civilization. In …

Political Preface 1966.

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