- Fusing Marxism and Judaism
- The Proletariat is at once the vehicle for the salvation of mankind from itself
- "Only the messiah himself can close all historical events"
- The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction
- "..the unique value of the authentic work of art has its basis in ritual, the location of its original use value"
- "... the work of art reproduced becomes the work of art designed for reproducibility"
- "...but the instant the criterion of authenticity ceases to be applicable to artistic production, the total function of art is reversed. Instead of being based on ritual, it begins to be based on another practice: politics"