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Theodor W. Adorno

Aspects of Contemporary Right-Wing Radicalism - A Lecture

With an afterword by Volker Weiß

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»It is very often the case that convictions and ideologies assume their demonic, their truly destructive nature once they are no longer that substantial in the objective situation.«

»How these things continue, and the responsibility for how they continue, ultimately lies with us.«

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On 6 April 1967 Theodor W. Adorno gave a lecture at the University of Vienna as a guest of the Socialist Students of Austria, a lecture which, from today’s point of view, is not only of historical interest. Against the backdrop of the rise of the NPD, which in the first two years after its founding in November 1964 had already seen surprising success at the polls, Adorno analyses the goals, resources, and tactics of the new right-wing radicalism of his time. Contrasting it with »old« Nazi-Fascism, he gives a close examination of the reasons for which extreme right-wing movements were finding a positive reception – 20 years after the end of the war – in segments of the population of the Federal Republic.

Since then a lot has changed, but some things have remained the same or even, 50 years on, come back again. And thus Aspects of Contemporary Right-Wing Radicalism reads like a message-in-a-bottle to the future, whose value for our present Volker Weiß presents in his afterword.

The collected works of Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) are published by Suhrkamp Verlag and have been translated into more than 40 languages.

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