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  1. cultural Marxismnoun

    A loose Marxist movement seeking to apply critical theory to matters of family composition, gender, race, and cultural identity within Western society.


  1. Cultural Marxism

    Cultural Marxism refers to a school or offshoot of Marxism that conceives of culture as central to the legitimation of oppression, in addition to the economic factors that Karl Marx emphasized. An outgrowth of Western Marxism and finding popularity in the 1960s as cultural studies, Cultural Marxism argues that what appear as traditional cultural phenomena intrinsic to Western society, for instance the drive for individual acquisition associated with capitalism, nationalism, the nuclear family, gender roles, race and other forms of cultural identity; are historically recent developments that help to justify and maintain hierarchy. Cultural Marxists use Marxist methods to try and understand the complexity of power in contemporary society and to make it possible to criticise what, cultural Marxists propose, appears natural but is in fact 'ideological'. In current politics, the term has also been associated by Conservatives with a set of values that, it is claimed, are in simple contradiction with traditional values of Western society and Christian religion. Undermining these is believed to be the true purpose of Political correctness and Multiculturalism, which are then identified with Cultural Marxism. This use is popular among some right-wing English-speaking political pundits, who see themselves in a cultural war with Marxists they believe to have subverted Western institutions like schools, universities, media, entertainment industry and religion. This approach elides the significant philosophical and political differences between the thinkers associated with cultural Marxism and proposes that cultural change is brought about by a covert conspiracy of academics rather than, as cultural Marxists argue, by deep-rooted social, political and economic forces. This usage originates with a 1992 essay in a Lyndon LaRouche movement journal, and is covered in Frankfurt School conspiracy theory.

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    The numerical value of cultural marxism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

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    The numerical value of cultural marxism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of cultural marxism in a Sentence

  1. James Scott:

    Cultural Marxism, now called Political Correctness is a loaded gun that one puts to their own head. The narrative illusion normalizes the abnormal and is an elitist weapon over minions for citizen vs. citizen policing for establishment control.

  2. Ron DeSantis:

    What you see now with the rise of this woke ideology is an attempt to really delegitimize our history and to delegitimize our institutions, and I view the wokeness as a form of cultural Marxism, they really want to tear at the fabric of our society.


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  • Pat Ormsby
    Pat Ormsby
    Cultural Marxism is now visible in museums which are removing famous 19th Century paintings, primarily Pre-Raphaelites, as being 'offensive' to women as illustrations of 'men's obsession with women's bodies as objects'. 
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directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
  • A. eminent
  • B. incumbent
  • C. soft-witted
  • D. extroversive

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