Philosopher and sociologist who addressed authoritarianism, mass culture, and more.
His ideas became the foundation of critical theory.
In the early 20th century, Horkheimer served as director of the Frankfurt School for Social Research. As director, he changed the Frankfurt School from an orthodox Marxist school to a heterodox school for critical social research.
Max Horkheimer - Wikipedia
"Deconstructing the Jewishness of the Frankfurt School" - The Jewish Daily Forward (2015)