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.
- “There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.”
- Simple: Every document of civilization is a document of barbarism.
- ↑ Theses on the Philosophy of History, VII (1940; first published, in German, 1950, in English, 1955)
- Walter Benjamin on the English Wikipedia