9/13 | Hans-Jürgen Krahl, the SDS (Sozialistische Deutsche Studentenbund) Student Movement, and the Frankfurt School


A Joint Session with the Institute for Social Research at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt:

“Thinking Revolution with and against Critical Theory”


Frankfurt, January 28, 1969, Hans-Jürgen Krahl, Anette Bauer, and SDS members create flyer in the office of the Sozialistische Deutsche Studentenbund. Photo Credit: Max Scheler/SZ Photo.

Martin Saar and Bernard E. Harcourt

read and discuss

Constitution and Class Struggle (excerpts on Adornoa political autobiography, on the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia), and The Philosophy of History and the Authoritarian State (1971) by Hans-Jürgen Krahl, the Adorno-Marcuse correspondence on the SDS, and the dossier published by Elia Zaru, Fabio Angelelli and Dave Mesing in Viewpoint Magazine

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

at the Institute for Institute for Social Research at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt


At this public seminar, “Thinking Revolution with and against Critical Theory,” we will explore the writings and activism of Hans-Jürgen Krahl and other members of the SDS (Sozialistische Deutsche Studentenbund) movement during the 1967-69 West German student uprisings, the relationship between Critical Theory and revolutionary movements, and the Krahl-Adorno relation, in an effort to further our understanding of the relationship between critique and praxis.