Curriculum Vitae
September 2000

Richard Wolin

Current Position:
Distinguished Professor,
History Program, CUNY Graduate Center,
365 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY 10016
tel.: (212) 817-8446

Recent Publications:


Heidegger's Children: Philosophy, Anti-Semitism, and German-Jewish Identity (Princeton University Press; forthcoming in 2001) 

Labyrinths: Explorations in the Critical History of Ideas. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995; Portuguese translation in press.

 Karl Löwith, Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995 (editor).

 Walter Benjamin: An Aesthetic of Redemption. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1994; second edition (first edition: Columbia University Press, 1982) 

The Terms of Cultural Criticism: The Frankfurt School, Existentialism, Poststructuralism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Turkish and Chinese translations in press.

 The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991. Second Edition, MIT Press, 1993.

 The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990. Translations: German (1991), French (1992), Japanese (1999), Portuguese (1999), Chinese (2000)


        Selected Articles

 "Untruth and Method: Nazism and the Convenient Complicities of Hans-Georg Gadamer," The New Republic, May 15 2000: 36-46

 "The Situated Left," Dissent, Spring 2000: 121-24

 "One-Way Street: The Failed Messianism of Walter Benjamin," The New Republic, January 4, 2000: 33-42

 "The Anti-American Revolution," The New Republic, August 17, 1998: 35-42.

 "Where Have All the French Intellectuals Gone?", Dissent, (Summer 1998): 118-124.

 "Designer Fascism," in Richard Golsan, ed., Fascism's Return (Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1998):

 "C.G. Jung: Prometheus Unhinged," The New Republic, October 27, 1997: 27-34.

 "What We Can Learn From the Revolutions of 1989," Common Knowledge (September 1997): 124-140

 "Hans Jonas: The Philosopher of Life," The New Republic, 20 January 1997: 30-38

 "Hannah Arendt and the Uneasiness of German-Jewish Identity," History and Memory 8/2 (Winter 1997): 9-34

 "Democracy and 'Distinctive Citizenship,'" Dissent (Winter 1997): 135-141

 "Liberalism as a Vocation: On the Life and Politics of Max Weber," The New Republic, 2 September 1996: 34-40.

 "Die Dekonstruktion im Zusammenhang mit Auschwitz: de Man, Heidegger, und der neue Revisionismus," Annäherungen Martin Heidegger (Frankfurt: Campus, 1996): 151-85.

 "Left Fascism: Georges Bataille and the German Ideology," Constellations 2 (3) (January 1996): 397-429.

 "Hannah and the Magician," The New Republic, 9 October 1995: 27-37.

 "Antihumanism in the Discourse of French Postwar Theory," Common Knowledge, 3(3) (January 1995): 60-90.

 "Mussolini's Ghost," Tikkun (June-July 1994): 11-16.

 "Schindler's List and the Politics of the Holocaust," In These Times, (18)9 (March 21, 1994): 28-30.

 "Michel Foucault: The Lure of Death," Dissent (Spring 1993):

 "Carl Schmitt: the Conservative Revolutionary Habitus and the Aesthetics of Horror," Political Theory (20) 3 (1992): 424-447.

 "Sartre, Heidegger, et l'intelligibilité de l'histoire," Les Temps Modernes 532-34 (December 1990).

 "Mimesis, Utopia, and Reconciliation:  A Redemptive Critique of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory."  Representations 32 (Fall 1990): 33-49.

 "Carl Schmitt, existentialisme politique, et l'état totale." Les Temps modernes, 523 (1990), pp. 50-88;  English version: "Carl Schmitt, Political Existentialism, and the Total State," Theory and Society 19: 389-416, 1990.

 "La philosophie politique de Sein und Zeit."  Les Temps modernes 510 (1989): 5-54.

 "Recherches récentes sur la relation de Martin Heidegger au national socialisme."  Les Temps modernes (October 1987):  56-85.