The Frankfurt School and the Assessment of Nazism

Authored by: Udi Greenberg

The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138333246
eBook ISBN: 9780429443374
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429443374-12

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Abstract

This chapter explores the Frankfurt School’s economic and political interpretations of Nazism, especially the works of Otto Kirchheimer and Franz Neumann. It shows how these scholars’ analysis of the Third Reich was part of an ambitious effort to chart what they believed were capitalism’s most destructive tendencies, especially its destruction of rationalism and law.

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