Michael J. Thompson (William Paterson): Axel Honneth and Critical Theory. Marco Angella (Pretoria): Bridging the Gap between Critical Theory and Critique of Power? Honneth’s Approach to “Social Negativity”. Douglas Giles (Essex): Rethinking Misrecognition and Struggles for Recognition: Critical Theory Beyond Honneth. The introduction to Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique: Essays in Honor of Nancy Fraser, ed. Banu Bargu and Chiara Bottici. From Berlin Journal of Critical Theory, a symposium on Amy Allen’s The End of Progress: Decolonizing the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory. Naveh Frumer (Tel Aviv): Two Pictures of Injustice: Rainer Forst and the Aporia of Discursive Deontology.

If you want to understand the age of Trump, read the Frankfurt School: Sean Illing interviews Stuart Jeffries, author of Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School. Jonathon Catlin reviews The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitism by Jack Jacobs. Against popular culture: For Adorno, popular culture is not just bad art — it enslaves us to repetition and robs us of our aesthetic freedom. Christopher Pollard on Herbert Marcuse, the philosopher who was too hot for Playboy. James J Chriss (Cleveland State): Rescuing the Enlightenment Project: Habermas and the Postmodern Challenge. Azar Dakwar reviews The Domestication of Critical Theory by Michael J. Thompson.

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