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Thursday, 26 July 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST

What Is Marx’s ‘Conflict Theory’ Doing to Our Politics?

Claire Lehmann and former CIS senior research fellow Dr Jeremy Sammut discussed identity politics, on universities and on their role in fueling identity politics.

Karl Marx – the Father of Communism – is best remembered and most lamented for his theory of political economy. But Marx’s most lasting legacy today is the  ‘Cultural Marxism’ taught in university humanity departments across the world.

Claire Lehmann, the founder and editor-in-chief of the internationally renowned “platform for free thought” website Quillette, discusses Marx’s  ‘conflict theory’ view of society divided into oppressor and exploited classes  – and explain how the cultural Marxism taught in universities is fuelling the corrosive identity politics phenomena that is sweeping western countries including Australia.