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A book never can meet all the expectations readers of it may project on it. Even if its subject wouldn't be treated in one volume only, but in twelve volumes. Nor could its author exhaust, by preventive arguments, all questions that readers, in their encounter with the book, may imagine. The hermeneutical process is endless. This is no reason to…

Das Gesicht der Moderne: Zur Irregularität eines Zeitalters. Tilo Schabert. Verlag Karl Alber, 2018.
 
Das Gesictht der Moderne is a reworked and updated version of a book by Tilo Schabert released by the same publisher 40 years ago under the title Gewalt und Humanität.  The first eight chapters of the two books are much the same, bearing in fact exactly the same…