On the rise today is an evil and insidious meta-narrative that is colloquially called Neo-Marxism or Cultural Marxism but is referred to in the academy as Critical Theory.
Critical Theory is rooted in Marxism. It began with Antonio Gramsci and intellectuals in the Frankfurt School2. The Frankfurt School was a group of Marxist intellectuals who sought to extend Marxist analysis to a broader dialectic that included cultural analysis rather than mere economic analysis. As such it extends Marx’s meta-narrative and adds postmodern epistemology. There are five major components to the meta-narrative of critical theory.