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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’

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What Theodor Adorno Wrought

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

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The Professor’s Shoddy History

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

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Gathering Storm

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

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Repurposed

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

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Frankfurt on the Hudson

How the fathers of Critical Theory found their way to America

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The Office Series, Day Two: Before Kafka

How the writer found his way to an office

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