Category Archives: Cultural Marxism

The Future Formalization Of Speech Restrictions

In Social Matter, Ryan Landry waxes on the likely “Future Formalization Of Speech Restrictions”: As fissures in the American political landscape deepen, a rather large crack in the truce between the tribes has opened surrounding the concept of free speech. … Continue reading

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The Purge Continues

The experience of Professor Paul Griffiths at Duke University is representative of the increasingly Stalinist tactics that P.C. administrations take to enforce their ‘re-education’ of even faculty. Scary stuff.

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Professor Snowflake & His Hero Lyotard, Rhymes With

The normalization of free speech limits marches onward. In the NYT is an opinion piece by Ulrich Baer titled “What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech”: During the 1980s and ’90s, a shift occurred in American culture; personal experience and … Continue reading

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NZ as the Next SF

NZ has always seemed, relatively speaking, like an idyllic retreat of Western Civilization, an island (founded by Brits many years ago) Over the years, whenever Rush Limbaugh is exasperated about something or other, he’ll posit rhetorically that ‘maybe I’ll just … Continue reading

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NYT: How the Internet Threatens Democracy

Brace yourself for the Next Big Liberal Meme, a logical extension of their ‘Trump Voters are Racist’, ‘Trump is a fascist’, and ‘Russians Hacked the Election’ memes. “How the Internet Threatens Democracy” is the title of Thomas Edsall’s latest column, featuring … Continue reading

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The Cosmopolitan Gesture

From Greg Johnson’s post “What’s Wrong with Cosmopolitanism?”: The cosmopolitan gesture is different. It is not a search for a new place to put down roots. It is an aspiration to deracination, to rootlessness. It is an attempt to sever … Continue reading

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New Yorker: The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming!

Among the Leftist literati, the ‘Trump is Hitler’ meme has a thousand variations. In the hilariously titled “The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming”, Alex Ross writes: Adorno believed that the greatest danger to American democracy lay in the mass-culture … Continue reading

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The Frankfurt School Goes to the Movies

Over at The Right Stuff, there’s a good post on “The Frankfurt School Goes to the Movies”: The Frankfurt School was a Jewish intellectual movement beginning in Weimar Germany, which rejected Marxist class warfare (Klassenkampf) for cultural warfare (Kulturkampf). Disappointed … Continue reading

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Ring the Butler

As I’ve noted before, oftentimes it’s difficult to tell apart a real pomo article vs. something spit out by the Postmodern Generator (simply refresh the page for a new pomo abstract.) NY Mag has a profile of Judith Butler, the “radical theorist … Continue reading

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Scholem & Adorno

In The Nation, Peter Gordon has a piece on the friendship between historian and ardent Zionist Gershom Scholem and founding Frankfurt School member Theodor Adorno, two ethnocentric Jews whose Judaic impulses fused with their leftist utopianism. The undercurrent of the … Continue reading

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