A Storm is Blowing
from Paradise


French-Brazilian Marxist sociologist and philosopher, Michael Löwy, in discussion about his book, „Juifs hétérodoxes. Romantisisme, messianisme, utopie.“

Jewish messianism and liberal thought, a chosen kinship. The revolutionary Left and the Jews.
Book presentation, discussion, video, buffet

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012, 7 PM

Part I of the series by FLEISCHEREI_mobil:
Peter Kreisky Discussions 2012

The Window
Kandlgasse 6, 1070 Vienna

Moderation:
Eva Brenner, FLEISCHEREI_mobil
Walter Baier, transform!

Music:
Caroline Koczan (voice)
Yasuko Yamamoto (piano)

The angel of history … His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.

Walter Benjamin,
Theses on the Philosophy of History, 1940

This link for Walter Baier′s review (in English) of Juifs hétérodoxes. Romantisme, messianisme, utopie by Michael Löwy.


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Michael Löwy

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940)

Peter Kreisky (1944-2010)

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