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Richard Wolin
Position: Distinguished Professor of History and Comparative Literature
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D. in Social and Political Thought from York University
Research Interests: The Frankfurt School, modern French and German political thought, contemporary European 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."