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What Theodor Adorno Wrought

posted on October 10, 2012

Tablet‘s Liel Leibovitz writes about Berkeley professor Judith Butler, the 2012 recipient of the Adorno Prize. “Whatever her merits as a thinker and a scholar—and those should be debated not by dogmatic brawlers but by her peers and by those who take the trouble to carefully consider her work—Butler is very much an adherent of Adorno’s method,” Leibovitz writes. Butler’s most recent book, Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism focuses on the idea of binationalism. “It may be that binationalism is an impossibility, but that mere fact does not suffice as a reason to be against it,” Butler writes of Jews’ relationship with Israel. 

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