Marcuse (1991). Introduction to the First Edition: The paralysis of criticism: society without opposition. (One-dimensional Man.)

Marcuse, H. (1991). Introduction to the First Edition: The paralysis of criticism: society without opposition. In H. Marcuse, One-dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society (Second edition, pp. xxxix–xlviii). Oxon, UK and New York: Routledge.

“We submit to the peaceful production of the means of destruction, to the perfection of waste, to being educated for a defense which deforms the defenders and that which they defend.” (p xxxix)

“Our society distinguishes itself by conquering the centrifugal social forces with Technology rather than Terror, on the dual basis of an overwhelming efficiency and an increasing standard of living.” (p xl)

“Technology serves to institute new, more effective, and more pleasant forms of social control and social cohesion.” (p xlvi)

“In the face of the totalitarian features of this society, the traditional notion of the ‘neutrality’ of technology can no longer be maintained. Technology as such cannot be isolated from the use to which it is put; the technological society is a system of domination which operates already in the concept and construction of techniques.” (p xlvi)

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