He was a little perplexed at the Moment, said Helmut Lethen recently, the weekly newspaper “Friday”: “on the left side of the contacts crumble. The Right-hand tugging at me. You want to get involved in publication projects. The Berlin AfD has invited me to one of your organised the ‘ 68 session. Whose invitations I suppose. I don’t want to get involved with them. I’m moving increasingly in the no-man’s land.“
Christian Geyer Hindemith
editor in the features section.
F. A. Z.
In his left-hand environment of Origin, now many would avoid contact with him, the cultural scientist Helmuth Lethen, and since then, he’s a portrait of the “New York Times” with his wife Caroline Sommerfeld have a scan, which, in turn, as the protagonist of the Identity occurs, and released (F. A. Z. from 9. June 2018). Here, in such a contact avoidance scenarios, it is palpable that the political debate has assumed a viral character, so in the categories of contagion and contamination. Family members a right of set Person then all of a sudden in a kind of “guilt by Association” (Lethen), which is not concerned in this case only the husband, until today on the left verorte the scholars of the late sixties Generation, but also two children together, who were expelled from their politically unpleasant mother because of the Waldorf school (F. A. Z. of 7. September).
which in turn plays as an indictment and an expression of figs conforming to the Right only in the hands – the left-liberal-titled exclusion of the political opponent as an Untouchable, hits with Lethen today, someone who until 1975 was a member of the Maoist Communist party of Germany organization (KPD-AO) and with this political Background, first to Utrecht, emigrated to America, where he served from 1977 to 1995 as a Professor for literature, science, before he taught from 1996 until his retirement in 2004 in Rostock, Germany with the Latest German literature. In 2007, Lethen took over the management of the International research center for cultural studies in Vienna. Since 2016, he has been a Professor at the art University of Linz.
in 1994, published the cult of the book “Behavior theories of coldness” (it is the new objectivity “Life between the Wars”, basically a counter-proposal to the cult of authenticity), he had written from 1990 to 1993, “with the butt on the heating” in the prefab estate maarsen Broeck, between Utrecht and Amsterdam, told the author at the weekend on a to the timeliness of his book questioning session with the title “Keep cool”. Because this font make the experience mode of Mediacy and Indirectness in the connection to Helmuth Plessners anthropology strong, Lethen, would have perceived the “code of teachings of the cold” today, as an anti-populist works and re-discovered.