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Antisemitism and the Critique of Capitalism
Antisemitism and the Critique of Capitalism
Lars Fischer

It would be impossible to overstate how central a role the conceptualization of antisemitism played in the evolution of the Frankfurt School’s critical theory. The latter is inseparable from, and incomprehensible without, the former. It is all the more remarkable that the reception of the Frankfurt School’s grappling with antisemitism did not begin in earnest until the late 1970s.

Eva-Maria Ziege has shown in her compelling account of the intellectual development of the Frankfurt School (Institute of Social Research) in exile, that the core group around Horkheimer and Adorno by no means abandoned or even attenuated its fundamental Marxist orientation, though it did take an esoteric turn.1 The conscious ...

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