Posted on Enlightenment and “Fear Itself”
This week, IRA KATZNELSON joins the last Fall semester meeting of the Serious Times Lecture Series at Critical Theory and the Arts to discuss his new book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time.
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“Enlightenment, understood in the widest sense as the advance of thought, has always aimed at liberating human beings from fear and installing them as masters. Yet the wholly enlightened earth is radian with triumphant calamity.” -T. W. Adorno