born 1948, Political Scientist at the Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger in 1968
"His role was not that of a spokesman, but rather of a mentor, an influential prompter, later a critic, yet also a sometime activist." Wolfgang Kraushaar on Enzenberger's position as "libero" of the German '68 movement. [more]
Paint-bombs at Tiananmen Square
The outcome of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in June 1989 is well known. Less so is the fate of the three young men who threw paint bombs at the portrait of Mao Tse-tung adorning the gate to the Forbidden City. Wolfgang Kraushaar chronicles the events of twenty years ago. [more]
Political protests at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
Chile's participation in the 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany provided an opportunity for leftwing groups to make their opposition to the Chilean government junta visible to an international public. A chapter from the "Protest Chronicle". [more]
Notes on the correspondence between Hans-Jürgen Benedict and Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt's evaluation of the student movement was "multivalent", writes Wolfgang Kraushaar in the introduction to a telling correspondence. Arendt appeared to be "torn between the progressive impulses and the off-putting tendencies of the '68 rebellion". [more]
24 - 30 August 1973: "The 'gastarbeiter', the new German proletariat, revolted."
Turkish workers' protest in the Ford-factory: the first multicultural strike in Germany. [more]
The anti-globalisation movement is so variegated that a decisive profile would be difficult to define. Wolfgang Kraushaar writes that one can, however, find one definitive aspect: its limits. [more]
Gustav Metzger, the Concept of the auto-desctructive Work of Art and its Consequences for Rock Music