The Frankfurt School is a Marxist affiliated school of social theory and philosophy. Their origins go back to the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt. "Frankfurt School" is used as a term for thinkers affiliated with the Institute for Social Research or influenced by them.
History of the Frankfurt School
The first generation of the Frankfurt School were all Jews and the Institute of Social Research itself was funded by a Jewish millionaire, Felix Weil. It was created during the Weimar Republic and soon become very influential. The Frankfurt School was perceived as a communist organization and closed down within six weeks of Hitler’s ascent to power. It migrated to the United States (until after World War II) where it was also widely perceived as a communist front organization.
Ideology and influence
- ↑ Kevin B. MacDonald. The Culture of Critique. 1998, 2002. 1st Books Library.