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William S. Lind

Fun With Primary Sources: The Free Congress Foundation’s "History of Political Correctness"

William S. LindLast week I put up a post about the Frankfurt School in right-wing conspiracy theories.  As discussed in the comment thread of that post, a few things have become clear about this meme, largely through the work of Chip Berlet: First, the notion that the Frankfurt School was responsible for creating “Political Correctness,” “Cultural Marxism,” and a related plot against Western civilization itself emerged from the circle around Lyndon LaRouche from the 1970s (when LaRouche’s attacks on the Frankfurt Institute apparently began) through the early 1990s, after “Political Correctness” had entered American discourse through President George H.W. Read more