Review of Thomas Wheatland's The Frankfurt School in Exile, Part I: Authoritarianism and the Family
Prof. Kevin MacDonald
Kevin MacDonald is a professor of psychology at
California State University
October 19, 2009
Thomas Wheatland’s book, The Frankfurt School in Exile
, provides a useful historical account of the travels, connections, and ideas of an important Jewish intellectual movement. The Institute for Social Research began as an orthodox Marxist organization during the Weimar period. During this period, they were dedicated to studying the class struggle and were often in close contact with members of the German Communist Party. Like several other members of the Institute, Max Horkheimer, who became head of the Institute, came from a wealthy background, but like so many Jewish radicals, had a “moral and emotional” opposition to bourgeois society (p. 15)....