Dave Mesing

is part of the editorial collective of Viewpoint and a PhD student at Villanova University.

Hans-Jürgen Krahl, For and Against Critical Theory: Introduction

Hans-Jürgen Krahl, For and Against Critical Theory: Introduction

For Anglophone readers, Hans-Jürgen Krahl’s name is most distinctive as a marker for a possible alternative path within the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research.1 As a leader of the German student movement, Krahl had clashed with the earlier generation of Frankfurt School theorists. While this excludes Herbert Marcuse, who remained steadfast in his support of the student movement, Krahl’s activities… Read more →

Krahl and His Conjuncture: An Interview with Detlev Claussen

Krahl and His Conjuncture: An Interview with Detlev Claussen

  The following interview was conducted on July 23rd, 2017 with Detlev Claussen, Hans-Jürgen Krahl’s comrade in the German student movement, including the Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund (SDS), founded as the collegiate branch of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). We would like to thank Dietmar Lange for his assistance, especially concerning the relationship between German groups and Italian workerism.  … Read more →