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By Leo Lowenthal

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The middle of this quantity is its presentation of Lowenthal’s sixty-year-long highbrow occupation as a serious theorist and sociologist. The booklet contains a few of his speeches on Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin and offers excerpts from conversations on his existence as a student and instructor, as dealing with editor of the Institute for Social Research’s recognized magazine, as executive servant in the course of and instantly after the struggle, and as observer and critic of latest tradition and politics. jointly those choices current an interesting biographical landscape of an incredible highbrow determine.

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But that was not all Heinrich Heine saw. He not only saw his violence, not only his "egoism incarnate," as he once said of Lassalle in anger; he also 28 German Jewish Intellectual Culture saw the enormous tragedy laid bare in this man. " asks the young man. " cried Heine. "I want to become the Mirabeau of Germany," returned Lassalle. "You aren't pockmarked," said Heine. "You are too handsome a young man. Were you a poet like Goethe, then all the pretty Frederikas and every ugly Mrs. von Stein would run after you.

With friendly sympathy, for example, Marx concerned himself with Heine's literary worries. When Heine once came to Marx, inconsolable over a writer's attack on him, Marx offered consolation and sent him to his wife, who knew more than he of poetry. But not always, Karl Kautsky tells us, did Heine come seeking help; he also came to offer it. One case remained especially strong in the Marx family's memory. Little Jenny Marx, an infant of a few months, was one day so afflicted with cramps that they threatened her life.

In fact, it did not come to a good end, in 30 German Jewish Intellectual Culture psychological terms, because Ferdinand Lassalle essentially never got past the beginning. He never succeeded in taking his formative experience of the disdained Jewish people, filtering out the personal and the accidentally biographical, and recasting it into a pure idea. The failure becomes most apparent in the terrible finale. One who wants truly to comprehend Lassalle's personality must understand, much more than his writings, his diary entries as a 15 year old and, above all, the letters he sent to Helene von Donniges toward the end of his life.

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