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Richard Wolin
Position: Distinguished Professor of History and Comparative Literature
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D. in Social and Political Thought from York University
Research Interests: Frankfurt School, modern French and German political thought and politics

He has taught at Reed College, Rice University, and the Central European University.  He has published widely on twentieth-century French and German political thought.  His books have been translated into eight languages.  He has been a frequent contributor to The New Republic and Dissent.  Among his books are: Walter Benjamin: An Aesthetic of Redemption (Columbia UP, 1982), The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger (Columbia UP, 1990), Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Lowith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse(Princeton UP, 2001), which has been translated into five languages: Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese and Chinese, and The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche to Postmodernism (Princeton UP, 2004).  In January 2002 The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a profile of his scholarly achievements entitled "Losing Friends and Influencing People."