Say What? Adorno on Thinking, Oppression, and Happiness

‘The happiness that dawns in the eye of the thinking person is the happiness of humanity. The universal tendency of oppression is opposed to thought as such. Thought is happiness, even where it defines unhappiness: by enunciating it. By this alone happiness reaches into the universal unhappiness. Whoever does not let it atrophy has not resigned.’

~ Theodor W. Adorno, Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords

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