Max Horkheimer (February 14, 1895 – July 7, 1973) was a Jewish philosopher-sociologist born in Stuttgart to a wealthy Jewish family. As a member of the ‘Frankfurt School‘ of social research he was most famous for his work in critical theory, a technique of criticising everything but providing no rational alternative. Horkheimer’s most important works include The Eclipse of Reason (1947) and, in collaboration with Theodor Adorno, The Dialectic of Enlightenment(1947).
“The Revolution won’t happen with guns, rather it will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their educational institutions and their political offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move towards universal egalitarianism.” – Max Horkheimer