Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and University Honors
Culture War, Cultural Marxism, Liberal, Conservative, Education
This thesis will address the rise in popularity of the political notion of the 'Culture War.' It will trace this theory from its origins in the mid-20th century, through the landmark 1993 Buchanan Culture War speech, and to a modern version, often referred to as the theory of Cultural Marxism. The first part of the argument identifies employment of this theory by modern conservatives, and analyzes how many of us encounter it in our daily life, most prominently in reference to higher education. The second part of the argument targets the effect in colleges and universities specifically. It identifies how these ideas are introduced to college students and what purpose they serve.
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Havnaer, Drew, "How Has Cultural Marxism Been Used as a Political Tactic in Order to Decrease Trust in Higher Education?" (2021). University Honors Theses. Paper 1161.