Walter Benjamin

German literary critic, philosopher and social critic (1892-1940)

Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (15 July 1892 – 27 September 1940) was a German Jewish author (writer) and philosopher.

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  • “There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.”[1]
Simple: Every document of civilization is a document of barbarism.


  1. Theses on the Philosophy of History, VII (1940; first published, in German, 1950, in English, 1955)

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