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|Norbert Bolz, Willem van Reijen, Walter Benjamin Frankfurt 1991
Dialectic/Benjamin: Benjamin does not produce a synthesis. He lets the opposites collide to create space for the concept of a salvation that cannot be understood as the result of human planning and manipulation.
Dialectic/Benjamin: Benjamin probably thinks dialectically, but not in a Hegelian way.
Dialectic of Power/Benjamin: the ruler knows that he himself will end up victim of his atrocities. The tyrant is simultaneously a mrtyr. The courtly nobleman is not only perfected in his manners, but at the same time the perfect intriguer.
"Dialectic at a standstill" means not reaching the goal. The movement continues, but on the spot. Eternal passage. "Nu": "The thing that has been gets flashingly connected to the "Now" into a constellation."_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
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