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0211_What is Cultural Marxism_YouTube and Transcription

What is Cultural Marxism_YouTube_Transcription

Donna Jack
May 31, 2017

Below is a YouTube that explains Cultural Marxism:

Transcript of the above YouTube:

On the screen:  What is Cultural Marxism?

Let us begin with a very terse description: Cultural Marxism is a broad term which refers to the advocacy and application of critical theory, and more generally to the cultural, political, and academic influence of certain elements within the contemporary Left.

The roots of Cultural Marxism are to be found in what is commonly known as the Frankfurt School.

The term arose informally to describe the thinkers affiliated, or merely associated with, the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, during the interval period.

Critical of both Capitalism and Soviet Socialism, they sought to address the perceived shortcomings of Classical Marxism in the pursuit of societal change.  Their work came to be known as Critical Theory. Continue reading