For journalist Matt Taibbi, Herbert Marcuse is a pseudo-intellectual at fault for much of what ails the contemporary left. But the real Marcuse was a serious thinker who remained committed to socialism and working-class struggle. In our moment of political defeat, his works like One-Dimensional Man are well worth revisiting.
Mike Watson is a theorist, critic, and curator who is principally focused on the relation between culture, new media, and politics.
Successive UK governments have been slashing arts funding for decades. Labour is promising to reinvest.