Is Cultural Marxism America’s New Mainline Ideology? | Antony P. Mueller

Another name for the neo-Marxism of increasing popularity in the United States is cultural Marxism.” This theory says that the driving force behind the socialist revolution is not the proletariat — but the intellectuals. While Marxism has largely disappeared from the workers’ movement, Marxist theory flourishes today in cultural institutions, in the academic world, and in the mass media. This “cultural Marxism” goes back to Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937) and the Frankfurt School. The theorists of Marxism recognized that the proletariat…