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The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Cult&hellip by Theodor W Adorno
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It has always amused me how Adorno got away with this drivel. If he was that concerned about the commodification of culture, he would not have sold either his music or his books. He would have distributed them freely for the general edification of mankind.

For somebody so opposed to marketisation, he certainly knew how to sell books. "Stravinsky's music can be traced to bad potty training" (nice one Theo, now let's hear your version of "Les Noces") " Jazz is regressive jungle stuff" "Sibelius is a waste of time" etc etc, Great marketing there. Make outrageous statements and dress your bigotry up in high falutin' lingo and the academics will… Read more
Philosophy of Right (Galaxy Books) by G. W. F. Hegel
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Hegel's hymn of glory to the Prussian State apparatus. It forms the culminating point of a three volume set and like much of Hegel's other work is merely self serving baloney dressed up as profound philosophy. Having declared himself to be God in the Aesthetics (with philosophy being accorded the pinnacle of mankind's cultural evolution at the end of three volumes)and the "Philosophy of History" (where Germanic races are seen to be the culminating point of that same "dialectical" struggle)it was only left for "God" to declare what compromised the ultimate form of government, which he does so here.

People who take Hegel seriously have clearly never read him properly.
Hegel: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Intro&hellip by Peter Singer
9 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hegel In A Nut Shell, 8 Nov 2011
For all those Hegel students who need commentaries bear in mind the following conclusions of this great hoaxer's "philosophy". The "Aesthetics" ends with Philosophy being seen as the highest evolutionary point of mankind's artistic achievement. The "Philosophy of History" ends with the Germanic races being declared as the highest evolutionary point in mankind's cultural endeavours and the "Philosophy of Right" is nothing but a hymn of praise to a state apparatus. So put all that together and you discover the whole esscence of this over-rated freak's contribution to philosophical discourse is that the whole of human history has met its final logical expression in a German philosopher… Read more