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Social Psychologist Erich Fromm Diagnoses Why People Wear a Mask of Happiness in Modern Society (1977)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nCzsqKrkhE Modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine. —Erich Fromm There are more think pieces published every day than any one person can read about our current moment of social disintegration. But we seem to have lost touch with the insights of social psychology, a field that dominated popular intellectual discourse in the post-war 20t...
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The Trump administration's attack on "Critical Race Theory" is just HUAC 2.0

Early this month, the US Office of Management and Budget announced a crackdown on diversity trainings and other similar initiatives that acknowledged the existence of racism or privilege. The concept of "Critical Race Theory" was a particular target — despite the fact that, ya know, the First Amendment is supposed to prevent the government from…
Tags: Post, News, Marxism, Trump, US Office of Management and Budget, HUAC, McCarthyism, Frankfurt School, Critical Theory, Diversity Training, Critical Race Theory, Diversity Equity Inclusion, House Un-american Activities Committee


What is Cultural Marxism?

Quote: Cultural Marxism places great emphasis on analyzing, controlling, and changing the popular culture, the popular discourse, the mass media, and the language itself. Seeing culture as often having more or less subconscious influences on people which create and sustain inequalities, Cultural Marxists themselves often try to remove these inequalities by more or less subtle manipulation and censorship of culture. A term describing such censorship is political corr...
Tags: West, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Gramsci, Frankfurt School


Arguing With a Leftist

The writing bug is starting to bite again, so you may see some new content here, including (eventually) a mega-überpost I started back in October of last year, but for now just this little piece.A few days ago someone at Quora tagged me with the question:If both conservatives and liberals love USA, why there are such hostility and lack of trust towards each others?I left an answer, but someone else left this one:As a former Right turned Left, I assure you all there are smart and well educated pe...
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"The Alt-Right’s Favorite Meme Is 100 Years Old/'Cultural Marxism' might sound postmodern but it’s got a long, toxic history."

This is from Yale history-and-lawprof Samuel Moyn (in the NYT).According to their delirious foes, “cultural Marxists” are an unholy alliance of abortionists, feminists, globalists, homosexuals, intellectuals and socialists who have translated the far left’s old campaign to take away people’s privileges from “class struggle” into “identity politics” and multiculturalism....Some Marxists, like the Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci and his intellectual heirs, tried to understand how the class rul...
Tags: Law, America, History, Frankfurt, West, United States, Yale, Philosophy, Anti-semitism, Ann Althouse, Antonio Gramsci, Frankfurt School, Samuel Moyn, Right-wing Ideology, Marxists


Anti-Social Justice Website Says Social Justice Threatens Human Rights, Invokes Hitler and Stalin

I have written recently about John MacArthur’s complaining about Christians who seek social justice. In short, he believes the pursuit of social justice is a hindrance to the purity of the gospel. You can read all about it here. Last week, MacArthur and some like minded folks released the “Social Justice and the Gospel” statement. To support that statement, the signers posted an article on their website by Samuel Sey.  All at the same time, Sey manages to trivialize the Holocaust, compare ideolo...
Tags: Health, Nazis, South Africa, Civil Rights, Hitler, Naacp, Adolf Hitler, Social Justice, Infertility, Stalin, Amos, John MacArthur, MacArthur, William Wilberforce, Wilberforce, Frankfurt School


Karl Marx: 200 years on

This May, the OUP Philosophy team honors Karl Marx (1818-1883) as their Philosopher of the Month. 5 May 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of this revolutionary philosopher who is best known for The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, and the substantive theories he formulated on the capitalist mode of production, communism, and class struggles after the dawn of modernity. Marx believed that the development of modern capitalism had an impact on social formations in a profound way, tu...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Berlin, Socialism, Communism, Paris, Philosophy, Karl Marx, Marx, Hegel, Lenin, Walter Benjamin, Engels, Images & Slideshows, Philosopher of the Month


World added more solar capacity than net fossil fuel capacity in 2017 (ars technica)

Enlarge / WUHAN, CHINA - APRIL 27: Workers from Wuhan Guangsheng Photovoltaic Company install solar panels on the roof of a building on April 27, 2017 in Wuhan, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) To say 2017 was a good year for solar panels is a bit of an understatement. According to a report from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, last year more solar capacity was installed around the world than net coal, gas, and nuclear plant capacity combined. ...
Tags: News, China, Gw, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Megan Geuss, Wuhan China, Kevin Frayer Getty, Frankfurt School, United Nations Environmental Programme, Wuhan Guangsheng Photovoltaic Company, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management


America is under attack by an evil ideology

The Frankfurt School, its basic intent is one of the key philosophy’s that is killing America. It is a purposeful plan and it is working. Perhaps the following explanation will help you to get a better understanding without going into a lot of extraneous explanation. Keeping it simple, here it is. While doing research on the socialist agenda I came across the teachings of a German school which follows the principals of Marx but goes a bit further in its basic precepts of “breaking down the West...
Tags: US, America, Chicago, West, Weapon, General Discussion, Freud, Marx, Judeo Christian, Bill Ayers, Frankfurt School


Bayreuth Festival (6) - Götterdämmerung, 28 August 2017

Festspielhaus Siegfried – Stefan Vinke Gunther – Markus Eiche Alberich – Albert Dohmen Hagen – Stephen Milling Brünnhilde – Catherine Foster, Andreas Rosar Gutrune – Allison Oakes Waltraute – Marina Prudenskaya First Norn, Flosshilde – Wiebke Lehmkuhl Second Norn, Wellgunde – Stephanie Houtzeel Third Norn – Christiane Kohl Woglinde – Alexandra Steiner Frank Castorf (director) Patric Seibert (assistant director) Ale...
Tags: Religion, Disney, West, Roma, Leipzig, Wagner, Boulez, Siegfried, Gunther, Thomas Mann, Seibert, Bayreuth, Kupfer, Peter Hall, Herz, Hagen


Book Review: ‘The Devil’s Pleasure Palace’ by Michael Walsh

Book Review: ‘The Devil’s Pleasure Palace’ by Michael Walsh The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West. Michael Walsh. Encounter Books. (2017 paperback edition.) 232 pages. Our civilization seems to be in the grip of a trance begging to be broken. Many in Europe and North America have asked how such a prosperous and free culture could become so radically transformed. How could a civilization once so rich in fait...
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From Caligari to Hitler: A Look at How Cinema Laid the Foundation for Tyranny in Weimar Germany

When I first got into film criticism and was finally in a college town with a decent used bookshop, Siegfried Kracauer’s From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film was in that first huge batch of books I bought to place on my shelf. I had just watched The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (watch it online here) for the first time, and had seen the book referenced often. Alas, it also sat on my shelf unread, along with some other thick critical tomes. But needless to say, I...
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Adorno And The Frankfurt School Predicted This Election 60 Years Ago, Says Alex Ross

"Two years ago, in an essay on the persistence of the Frankfurt School, I wrote, 'If Adorno were to look upon the cultural landscape of the twenty-first century, he might take grim satisfaction in seeing his fondest fears realized.' I spoke too soon. His moment of vindication is arriving now."
Tags: Art, Frankfurt, Ideas, Alex Ross, Adorno, Frankfurt School


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Bavarian State Opera, 22 May 2016

Walther (Jonas Kaufmann) centre stage, with the Chorus, the Mastersingers, and Eva (Sara Jakubiak) looking down adoringly from her platformImages: © Bayerische Staatsoper/Wilfried Hösl Nationaltheater, Munich Hans Sachs – Wolfgang Koch Veit Pogner – Christof Fischesser Kunz Vogelgsang – Kevin Conners Konrad Nachtigall – Christian Rieger Sixtus Beckmesser – Markus Eiche Fritz Kothner – Eike Wilm Schulte Balthasar Zorn – Ulri...
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Walter Benjamin’s 13 Oracular Writing Tips

Image by Walter Benjamin Archiv, via Wikimedia Commons The probability of Walter Benjamin‘s name coming up in your average MFA workshop, or fiction writers’ group of any kind, likely approaches zero. But head over to a name-your-critical-political-literary-theory class and I’d be surprised not to hear it dropped at least once, if not half a dozen times. Benjamin, after all, mentored or befriended the first generation Frankfurt School, Hannah Arendt, Bertolt Brecht, Leo Strauss, and nearly every...
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