Steven E. Aschheim

is chair of European Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His books include Scholem, Arendt, Klemperer: Intimate chronicles in turbulent times; In Times of Crisis: Essays on European culture, Germans, and Jews; and Beyond the Border: The German-Jewish legacy abroad.


Icons beyond their borders

The German-Jewish intellectual legacy at the beginning of the twenty-first century

Romantic valorization only partly explains the iconic status of German-Jewish intellectuals. Their resistance to ideological classification and tactics of critical displacement have attracted them to the post-modernists, whose impact they will probably outlast, writes Steven E. Aschheim.

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