Funke's edited work, The Great Refusal: Herbert Marcuse and Contemporary Social Movements, delves into the historical roots and social theoretical foundations of the recent resistance through a Marcusian lens.
Both contrasted Kropotkin's principled stand in the late nineteenth century against 'all dogmatic systems' to the politics of the 'New Left' in the 1960s, which had, despite the movement's language, 'already begun to build a new prison with its Marcusian, Maoist, and Guevara walls'.
23) Here, Van Dijk seems to echo the old, well known Marcusian valuation of technology as a mode of production, as the totality of instruments, devices and contrivances which characterize the machine age' and ' a mode of organization and perpetuating (or changing) social relationships, a manifestation of prevalent thought and behavior patterns, an instrument for control and domination.
This inherently "happily ever after" understanding underscores Suvin's pejorative reading where fantasy is considered affirmative in a Marcusian sense: an obfuscatory vessel of and for ruling ideology.
This, too, might have been a 'Jewish' contribution to psychoanalysis, less attractive to radicals but no less heartfelt--something the Marcusian and Lacanian critiques of American psychoanalysis have led us to forget.