Arlington House, 1971 - 236 pages
In Contra Marcuse, Eliseo Vivas dissects Marcuse's thoughts on "playing and displaying"; his failure to offer any substitute for what he calls "the hell of our Affluent Society"; his view of the function of art; his doctrine of essence; his distinction between true and false pleasure; his conception of the good life; his ideas of tolerance.
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