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Are the peoples of Western civilization responsible for the sins of the past, sins committed long before their time?
Fox News writer and contributor Douglas Murray gets to the heart of these issues in his Fox Nation special “The War on the West,” touching on key issues such as slavery, critical race theory and cultural heritage while offering insights into how political discourse shapes the narratives around each.
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The Western world continues to watch its heroes disappear – physically, removing statues from their perches; mentally, decrying the rhetoric of the same historical figures that have shaped societies for years.
Working from his book of the same title, Murray and his panel of analysts delve into the nature of anti-Western sympathies while discussing their impact on education and history.
Murray turned to Max Eden, a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute and author of “Schoolhouse Rot,” to ask where the origins of deconstructive sentiment lie.
“You could say it starts right at the beginning,” Eden said, diving into a discussion of cultural Marxism.
Eden said some characterize Cultural Marxism as a “conspiracy theory”, before digging into the meaning of the term with a sharp reference to the late American writer Whittaker Chambers, a former communist operative.
“[Chambers] defined Marxism as the second oldest religion known to man, founded when the serpent whispered to Eve “you will be like gods”, Eden said.
“It’s a deep human strength, a deep desire to believe that you know right and wrong and then seek to define right and wrong for everyone else,” he added.
Best-selling author Heather MacDonald chimed in next, answering Murray’s question about the role cultural Marxism plays in public education.
“The teachers’ unions, the teacher training schools that have been an absolute transmission belt for anti-American victimology for decades, are dedicated to anything but knowledge,” she said. “They see teaching as a matter of building community, democracy or fighting oppression, fighting racism, and teachers walk out knowing nothing…”
Author and podcast host Coleman Hughes then delved into the story of Critical Race Theory – a burning issue that should sway parents and educators as they head to the voting booth in November.
“Basically what happened was that a bunch of jurists like Kimberle Crenshaw, Derrick Bell and others weren’t happy with the rhetoric of the civil rights movement. They didn’t like the way Martin Luther King spoke,” he said, citing their dissatisfaction with the message of “Christian, common humanity” and that “race doesn’t matter.”
“They made a conscious departure from what they called the civil rights establishment and essentially offered the academic face of what was once the Black Power movement,” he added, attributing the origin of the idea that Western ideals are inherently white. supremacist values.
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“You have to ask yourself ‘why is this happening?
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