Recreating a Family’s Lost Holocaust History, Step by Step

During the pandemic lockdown, when solitude dredged up the regret of missed opportunities, one writer hiked over the Pyrenees Mountains to better understand her father.

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The Men Who Reinvented Philosophy for Turbulent Times

In “Time of the Magicians,” Wolfram Eilenberger tells the story of four philosophers — Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer and Heidegger — who altered the way we see reality.

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How Wittgenstein and Other Thinkers Dealt With a Decade of Crisis

Wolfram Eilenberger’s “Time of the Magicians” elegantly traces the life and work of four figures who transformed philosophy in the 1920s.

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