Who's who on the cover of my new book and why have I chosen them?
Under the sub-heading, The Assault on the Western Mind is a montage of faces representing what I consider to be eight of the most critical players in reshaping and undermining the culture and philosophy of Western civilization.
Clockwise from left are:
Xi Jinping – President of the People's Republic of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. As well as flexing its military muscles with its neighbors, China is using soft-power to influence Western thought. As of 2014, it had set up "Confucius Institutes' on 465 university campuses in 123 countries to spread Chinese propaganda.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi – spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Muslim group intent on waging jihad against the West by infiltrating Western institutions and spreading Islamic propaganda.
George Soros – Using his massive wealth, Soros is the founder and financier of numerous left-wing activist groups that are influencing public opinion around the world, reflecting Soros’ anti-capitalist, anti-American, world-government agenda.
Antonio Gramsci - Gramsci declared that Christianity had corrupted the working class and the West would have to be de-Christianised by a “long march through the culture” – starting with the traditional family and completely engulfing churches, schools, media, entertainment, civic organisations, literature, science, and the presentation (and revision) of history.
Darren Walker – President of the Ford Foundation, an activist group that doles out over $500 million annually to mostly left-wing groups. Walker is representative of the cashed-up leftist activist groups that have a massively deleterious effect on Western thinking.
Although political correctness has been around for decades, the likes of Soros, the Ford Foundation and a collection of other wealthy left-wing groups have elevated it to a sinister level, with the consequent erosion of free speech.
Joseph Stalin – brutal Soviet dictator who set up a massive campaign of propaganda and disinformation directed against the West.
Herbert Marcuse – Marcuse was one of the most influential members of the Frankfurt School and a key figure leading the revolution against Western civilization in universities, as well as the rise of radical minority groups to censor non-leftist thought in public life.
Saul Alinsky - Alinsky’s handbook, Rules for Radicals, first published in 1971, sets out the path for community organizers to achieve the aims of Gramsci and followers of the Frankfurt School. His vast influence continues to this day. Two of Alinsky’s most famous acolytes are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.