Thomas Nichols (IK) describes “The Frankfort School: From a Failed Revolution to Critical Theory” (25 min).
He describes the way logic and economic theory drove society toward cultural conformity, at the loss of individuality.
The Institute moved around the world from the end of WWI until after WWII when it moved back to West Germany.
The move toward critical theory became a pessimistic evaluation of the inevitability of power structures.
He discusses the 1968 protests in France, which encouraged the film from Bernado Bertolucci and Fox Searchlight, “The Dreamers”, where Michael Pitt’s body gets challenged, to say the least, by the playful twins he stays with, legacy review (March 21, 2018). It has an NC-17 version.
Wikipedia embed show Frankfurt school location today in Frankfurt, click for attribution