An impassioned plea for overcoming capitalism, whose urgency is
more timely today than when it was first published fifty years ago.
Back in print after fifty years and with a new introduction by Ray
Brassier, this often overlooked but prescient collection of Marcuse’s
lectures makes an impassioned plea for the overthrowing of
Analysing the work of Freud and Marx, and taking in topics like
automation, work, postcapitalism, utopia, and technology,
Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Utopia excavates the psychic
roots of the current crisis of capitalist civilisation, and gives us
a blueprint for the emancipation of humanity from the toils of
In a world reeling from the ongoing collapse of the neoliberal
consensus, coupled with the accelerating pace of catastrophic climate
change wrought by capitalism, Marcuse’s radical insights in
Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Utopia are as urgently relevant
today as they were in 1970.