Dialectic of Enlightenment: Adorno and Horkheimer on the Contradictions of Modernity

“Dialectic of Enlightenment” is a provocative essay collection addressing the so-called Age of Enlightenment and its counterintuitive impact on society. Written by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, two German Jewish intellectuals living in exile in New York, the text was officially published in 1947, but had been circulated among friends three…

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