Religion and Philosophy

Postmodernism Debate: Russell v. Rectenwald

As much lambasting as both the Frankfurt School and postmodernism get for supposedly having created “cultural Marxism,” both schools of thought are actually quite interesting. The Frankfurt School’s critique of scientism and the culture industry is essential to understanding modern societies, particularly the fusion of capitalism and totalitarian humanism.  Foucault is essential for understanding the modern therapeutic-carceral state (along with Thomas Szasz, a classical liberal). Listen to Tom Woods host the debate here.

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Two academics known for their positions on postmodernism, Thaddeus Russell and Michael Rectenwald, join me to hash it out.

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