The Destruction of Reason


Georg Lukács

Just a quick note: I recently posted a long summary of and commentary on Georg Lukacs' masterpiece The Destruction of Reason, which has been absurdly--though not surprisingly, given the quality of the West's intellectual culture--neglected and virtually forgotten by everyone except Lukacs scholars. It describes the path to Hitler in the realm of culture, particularly philosophy, and has a great many lessons for our own time. Even apart from this, it's simply a magnificent intellectual history. So here are my notes, which will hopefully whet your appetite to read the work itself.

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