Thomas Wheatland


On his book The Frankfurt School in Exile

Cover Interview of December 02, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The well-known history of Critical Theory in an unfamiliar light.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“My book is a hybrid between the sociology of knowledge and the history of ideas—a combination that I have called the social history of ideas.”

On the second:

“Marcuse’s thought struggled to take root within a movement that progressively embraced increasingly extreme actions and enthusiastically touted its own anti-intellectualism.”