By Theodor Adorno, Stephen Crook

The Stars all the way down to Earth is the 1st number of Theodor Adorno's key papers at the irrational and mass tradition. The essays in The Stars right down to Earth provide an research of the irrational dimensions of contemporary tradition that is either well timed and annoying within the Nineteen Nineties, even supposing they have been written through Adorno part a century in the past. Adorno's principles are correct to the certainty of phenomena as it appears diversified as astrology and ``New Age'' cults, the ability of neo-fascist propaganda and the re-emergence of anti-Semitism, and the mental foundation of pop culture.

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167. , p. 170. 30 INTRODUCTION 40 “The Psychological Technique of Martin Luther Thomas’s Radio Addresses,” p. 72. 41 “Anti-Semitism and Fascist Propaganda,” this volume, p. 170. Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment, p. 185. 43 “Anti-Semitism and Fascist propaganda,” this volume, p. 167. , p. 168. 45 “The Psychological Technique of Martin Luther Thomas’s Radio Addresses,” pp. 14, 21, 23. 46 “Anti-Semitism and Fascist Propaganda,” this volume, p. 168. 47 “The Psychological Technique of Martin Luther Thomas’s Radio Addresses,” p.

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