Walter Benjamin’s Final Prophecy

Walter Benjamin grew up in a secular family, but later combined Jewish messianism with Marxism in order to reignite past hopes in present struggles.

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Although theology seeps everywhere into Walter Benjamin’s work, it can be difficult to pin down — and even more difficult to decipher. As the German Jewish philosopher put it in his posthumously published Arcades Project, “My thinking is related to theology as blotting pad is related to ink. It is saturated with it. Were one to go […]

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