Lessons from 2018: the year of uncivil society

Dec 30, 2019 by

by Mary Harrington, UnHerd: We mustn’t let ‘policy laundering’ stifle public opinion. The year 2018 was not just a year of royal weddings and Russian extra-judicial killings. It was also the year our polite official consensus on what civil society is — or wants — was challenged by new movements from outside the ideological mainstream. It was the year of uncivil society. And it holds lessons for the future. What is uncivil society? First, let’s define its more familiar cousin,...

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Cultural Marxism: Imaginary Conspiracy or Revolutionary Reality?

Dec 12, 2019 by

by Robert E Smith, The Gospel Coalition: What are we to make of Cultural Marxism? This article seeks to answer that question, first, by outlining the key elements and legacy of classical Marxism; second, by exploring the neo-Marxism of Antonio Gramsci; third, by assessing the main ideas and impact of “the Frankfurt School”; and, fourth, by offering some reflections on (i) the links between these thinkers and various contemporary developments, (ii) the wisdom of employing the term Cultural...

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Gramsci, Cultural Marxism and the cost of dismantling the natural family

Nov 7, 2019 by

by Roger Kiska, Christian Legal Centre: The emergence of identity politics in Western Europe has come swiftly and aggressively. Identity politics, in essence, politicises and priorities certain ‘minority’ characteristics such as race, class, sexual orientation and religion; weaponising them against traditional norms. While many attribute this phenomenon to the ideology of intersectionality (a philosophy which likewise tribalises people using these same labels by suggesting that culturally...

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How did the world lose its marbles?

Sep 3, 2019 by

by Douglas Murray, Mailonline: A new dogma has turned beliefs that once seemed common sense into hate crimes. If you say the ‘wrong thing’, you’ll be thrown to the wolves… We are going through a great mass derangement. In public and in private, people are behaving in ways that are increasingly irrational, feverish, herd-like and unpleasant. The news is filled with the consequences. Yet while we see the symptoms everywhere, we don’t see the causes. Various explanations...

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The Dangerous Stalinism of the “Woke” Hard-Left

Aug 31, 2019 by

by Alan M. Dershowitz, Gatestone Institute: Civil liberties are in greater danger today from the intolerant hard-left than from the bigoted hard-right. This may seem counterintuitive: There has been far more violence — mass shootings in malls, synagogues and other soft targets — from extremists who identify more with the hard-right than with the hard-left. But the influence of the hard-left on our future leaders is far more pervasive, insidious and dangerous than the influence of the...

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A Nationalist Case for Slavery Reparations

Jul 1, 2019 by

by John Zmirak, The Stream: A false religion is abroad in the land. It threatens to wreck our country, erase our borders and replace Christian faith in our churches. It has already claimed control of most humanities and social science departments at even religious colleges. Its clunky jargon clogs up our magazines and news shows. Its dangerous principles are infusing new legislation. It must be stopped. I speak of intersectionalism. Put briefly and bluntly, it’s Marxism rebranded. As it turned...

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