We Are the Threat: Reflections on Near-Term Human Extinction

Figure 1. A “sign o’ the times” offers terror-relieving propaganda during Hawaii’s recent missile alert scare.1  The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was … Read more

Marcuse: “Aggressiveness in Advanced Industrial Society” (1967)

*The following article is reposted from Marxists.org. Aggressiveness in Advanced Industrial Society Written: in German in 1967; First Published: by Beacon Press, Boston as Negations: Essays in Critical Theory by Herbert Marcuse; Source: Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate. Mark-up: Andy Blunden. I propose to consider here the strains and stresses in the so-called “affluent society,” a … Read more

Fromm: “The Authoritarian Personality” (1957)

The Authoritarian Personality *The following is reposted from Marxists.org. First published: in Deutsche Universitätszeitung, Band 12 (Nr. 9, 1957), pp. 3-4; Translated: by Florian Nadge; CopyLeft: Creative Commons (Attribute & ShareAlike) marxists.org 2011. What do we mean by “authoritarian personality”? We usually see a clear difference between the individual who wants to rule, control, or … Read more