Aestheticization of Politics: Benjamin, Fascism, and Communism

Simons, Jonathan
January 2009
Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2009, p1
Conference Paper
Walter Benjamin's famous condemnation of fascism as aestheticized politics in his artwork essay does not amount to a rejection of all aestheticized politics. Benjamin implicitly commends a communist version of aestheticized politics which would realize the unfulfilled promise of art in the age of technological reproducibility. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript


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