Communism, anti-German criticism and Israel
Interviews

Communism, anti-German criticism and Israel

Greek translation here Jens Misera: You are a member of the Viennese group “Café Critique”, a pool of anti-German communists. What is your definition of communism? Stephan Grigat: Communism is a concept which cannot be defined in terms of the established social sciences. Strictly speaking, communism is nothing more than the movement of materialistic criticism. … Continue reading

Theodor Adorno “Late Capitalism or Industrial Society?”
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Theodor Adorno “Late Capitalism or Industrial Society?”

Opening Address to the 16th German Sociological Congress Source: http://www.efn.org/~dredmond/AdornoSocAddr.html; Translation: © 2001 Dennis Redmond; CopyLeft: translation used with permission, Creative Commons (Attribute & ShareAlike); Original German: from Suhrkamp Verlag as: Theodor W. Adorno. Collected Works, Volume 4; Transcribed: by Andy Blunden. It has become customary for the outgoing chair of the German Society for … Continue reading

Antagonism and Negative Critique: An Interview
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Antagonism and Negative Critique: An Interview

source: viewpointmag.com Viewpoint: Much of your work addresses the contribution of “Neue Marx-Lektüre,” the “new reading of Marx” which returned to the interpretation of Capital in the light of the philosophical challenge of the Frankfurt School, and the political challenge of the 1960s and 1970s student movement. Can you tell us about the political significance of … Continue reading

A Conversation with Theodor W. Adorno (Spiegel, 1969)
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A Conversation with Theodor W. Adorno (Spiegel, 1969)

 original source: cominsitu.wordpress.com Translated, edited, and with an introduction by Gerhard Richter  “Philosophy, which once seemed passe,” Theodor W. Adorno’s Negative Dia­lectic begins, “remains alive because the moment of its realization was missed” (“Philosophie, die einmal überholt schien, erhält sich am Leben, weil der Augenblick ihrer Verwirklichung versäumt ward“). (1) This perspective encrypts the double movement … Continue reading