Theodor Adorno (Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1903 – Visp, Switzerland, 1969) was a German social psychologist who belonged to the left-wing 'Frankfurt School' of critical theorists. Members of The Frankfurt School were principally Marxist. As such, he was one of two people within the Frankfurt School that were most responsible for falsely conflating fascism/Nazism with the Right-wing, the other being Herbert Marcuse. In his case, Adorno played a massive role via the writing and publishing of the book The Authoritarian Personality as well as the creation of the "F-Scale" to detect "fascism."
Adorno was one of the most important philosophers and social critics in Germany after World War II. He also wrote the book Reflections From a Damaged Life, which inferred that coercion of logic can be broken through from dialectic thought. This book later acted as one of the influences on The Wachowskis (then known as the Wachowski Brothers) for The Matrix trilogy.
- Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Notes and references
- Peter Bart, “Cracking the Wachowski’s Code,” Variety.com, May 25, 2003.