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‘Cultural Marxism in the University is Destroying American Education’

Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon on the Problem of Cultural Marxism in the University

When I taught the Classics of Political Theory, I used to introduce Karl Marx as “the least funny of the Marx Brothers”. But as I mentioned in an earlier piece in this site, “What Made American Academia Great and How It Was Destroyed”, this failed comedian’s ideas have infiltrated American Universities to the detriment of true learning. 

The core of Marxist ideology is economic class conflict (owners vs. workers; slaves vs. masters; capitalists vs. proletarians). Because of the social mobility in the American economy, this core Marxism never really took hold in our country. It was a joke in the 1930’s, at the height of American Communism, that more dues were paid to The Party by FBI informants than actual members! 

But CULTURAL Marxism succeeded in the American Left by casting everything in forms of “group conflict” (race, gender, religion, ethnic, etc.). In Chapter 13 of the textbook, THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL THEORY: Ancient Greece to Modern America, this “dialectic” of opposing but connected opposites leads to economic and political revolution, as in Russia, China, Cuba, etc.

In its cultural form, it leads to revolutions in all aspects of society: family, community, education, personal relations and everything else. This invaded the University in transforming the Humanities (History, English), Social Sciences (Government, Psychology, Sociology), and even Natural Sciences (Meteorology, Medicine. . .) from studying all perspectives and teaching the “best” to presenting the “conflict” between traditional subjects and radical perspectives.

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Other essays by Professor Sheldon:

Burke’s Catholic Conservatism

How to Avoid the Life Cycle and Death Spiral of a Republic

‘The System Worked’

John Rawls and Modern American Liberalism

Thomas Jefferson’s Conception of ‘Academic Freedom’ and Its Current Condition in American Higher Education

Fattening the Marxist maggot

It might seem strange for a conservative website to advertise a series of lectures marking the centenary of The Russian Revolution.  The reason is simple. Marxism and Marxists never went away. They just changed their tactics and their target. Many of them have never made an effort to hide their Marxist philosophy or their intentions to destroy bourgeois society. The internet is bulging with thoughts of Marxists of all colours. You don’t have to exert yourself too much to find a Marxist group that suits your particular nightmares. So people should be aware of their presence.

A second reason is that I want to encourage conservatives to make an effort to understand what Marxism is as a political philosophy. You have to know your enemy. Too many conservative have not a clue what Marxism is about. They are not even aware of the crucial base/superstructure dogma that is at the heart of Marxism.

The series of lectures can be seen on the World Socialist Web Site.

A Millenial discusses the origins and effects of Cultural Marxism

 

The Millenials were born in the 1980s and early 1990s. Their press is often not great – at least for conservatives – because they are (allegedly) responsible for a resurgence of Political Correctness. Most Mellinial support in the 2016 US presidential election went to Bernie Sanders.  One Mellinial vlogger Blonde in the Belly of the Beast appears to be going against the trend. Here she is offering a clear short account of the origins and effects of Cultural Marxism. Don’t be distracted by her appearance.