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NextGen Marxism

What It Is and How to Combat It

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Hardcover / 440 pages
ISBN: 9781641773539
AVAILABLE: 4/2/2024

NextGen Marxism
What It Is and How to Combat It

Many Americans believe that the United States is in decline. They see a country that has become unrecognizable: where individuals are reduced to their race, ethnicity, or sexual identity; where children are indoctrinated into radical ideologies; where anti-semitism has become widespread. This book explains how all of these ills are rooted in Marxism. To be sure, it is not Soviet Marxism, but a Marxism that was shaped by European intellectuals, adapted and refined by America’s student radicals of the 1960s, and diffused throughout the culture as those student radicals became professors, community organizers, and leaders.

The end goal of these NextGen Marxists is expropriation, redistribution, central planning, and collectivism. They are working toward nothing less than the cultural transformation of the United States—and they have partially succeeded.

But NextGen Marxism: What It Is and How to Combat It is infused with optimism. It reveals the dark inner workings of the radical left’s destructive agenda in the United States in order to teach Americans how to fight back.

The authors share their conviction that the best days for the United States are still ahead of us if every day Americans can work together to restore sanity and make America the great beacon of freedom once again.

About the Authors

MIKE GONZALEZ is the Angeles T. Arredondo Senior Fellow on E Pluribus Unum at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. He spent close to twenty years as a journalist, fifteen of them writing from Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

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KATHARINE CORNELL GORKA is the co-author of NextGen Marxism.

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In early summer 2020, protests erupted in more than two thousand cities and towns across the United States in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. All told, an estimated fifteen million to twenty-six million people participated in the demonstrations and more than six hundred riots. Black Lives Matter (BLM) signs went up in neighborhoods and store windows across the country. Whole streets were emblazoned with the words “Black Lives Matter.” Statues of historical American figures were torn down. Schools and streets were renamed. History was rewritten. Diversity, equity, and inclusion became the national creed. In the short four years since those protests, America has become nearly unrecognizable. Teachers are teaching children that they may have been born in the wrong body; school librarians and school boards are defending the right to have books containing lurid sex scenes in school libraries; college campuses have become centers of aggressive intolerance and purveyors of speech codes; men caricaturing women are being used to sell beer, athletic wear, trucks, and makeup, and even to recruit for the army. Indeed, in 2023, Americans were again shocked to see students rally on campuses across the country, but especially on the supposedly elite ones, in defense of Hamas’s killing spree in Israel in October (a massacre that included gang rapes). What has happened to America? Were the George Floyd protests and riots simply a spontaneous response to the unjust killing of one man, or was something more at work? Is the United States functioning as its Founders intended, or have insidious forces tipped the balance? Are Americans sovereign over their own lives, or are they being subjugated to forces they did not choose and over which they have little control?

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