Some Readings on the Frankfurt School and the Alt-Right

Andreas Huyssen, “Breitbart, Bannon, Trump, and the Frankfurt School,” Public Seminar, Sept. 28, 2017

Martin Jay, Dialectic of Counter-Enlightenment: The Frankfurt School as Scapegoat of the Lunatic Fringe, CISA Blog, Dec. 22, 2011.

Josh Harkinson, “Meet the White Nationalist Trying To Ride The Trump Train to Lasting Power,” Mother Jones, Oct. 27, 2016 (“Spencer’s master’s thesis was an analysis of German philosopher Theodor Adorno, who he argued was afraid to admit how much he loved the music of Wagner because Wagner was an anti-Semite championed by the Nazis. “If you looked at what I was doing, there was a clear interest in radical traditionalist right-wing German philosophy, a semi-fascist type thing,” Spencer says. “But there was always plausible deniability to it all.”)

Alex Ross, “The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming,” New Yorker, Dec. 5, 2016