Tues 3.24.09| Benjamin's Politics

Esther Leslie, Walter Benjamin Reaktion, 2007

Militant Esthetix

Was the German-Jewish thinker, literary critic and essayist Walter Benjamin primarily a metaphysical or mystical thinker, or were his writings grounded in a radical political sensibility? Esther Leslie articulates many of Benjamin's ideas on the relationship between politics and art and on the growth of mass industrial society.
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