ON THE BARRICADES
Re-published in collaboration with City Lights, San Francisco - On The Barricades was originally published on Bastille Day 1968.
"I think here there is a common ground between the American movement and the French Movement. It is a total protest, not only against specific evils and against specific shortcomings, but at the same time, a protest against the entire system of values, against the entire system of objectives, against the entire system of performances required and practiced in the established society. In other words, it is a refusal to continue to accept and abide by the culture of the established society. They reject not only the economic conditions, not only the political institutions, but the entire system of values which they feel is rotten at the core.
And in this sense I think one can indeed speak of a cultural revolution in the sense that the protest is directed against the entire cultural establishment, including the morality of the existing society."
- Herbert Marcuse*
*In the Los Angeles Free Press