The New Left, the Frankfurt School and the CIA

This is a very good talk about the roots of the New Left going back to British Fabian socialism.

Matthew Ehret discusses how the rise of the Frankfurt school shaped the New Left’s anti-science orientation, atonal music and abstract expressionism. This is coupled with the CIA funded Congress for Cultural Freedom which organized all left-wing anticommunists into an organization that claimed to challenge the Soviet orientation towards culture.

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