The Unforgivable Sin of Survival

Only now, years after he survived Auschwitz, can we hear the alienation and fury of H.G. Adler’s newly translated ‘Shoah Trilogy’

What Theodor Adorno Wrought

Judith Butler is the perfect recipient for a prize named after the patron saint of obfuscation

The Professor’s Shoddy History

Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses

Gathering Storm

Aberrant Marxist, heretical Jew, maverick social theorist—Walter Benjamin remains difficult to classify, but his mystique only continues to grow

Repurposed

Heimrad Bäcker’s ‘documentary poems’ turn artifacts of evil into the stuff of art

Frankfurt on the Hudson

How the fathers of Critical Theory found their way to America

The Office Series, Day Two: Before Kafka

How the writer found his way to an office

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