New Left

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New Left is a name that has been used by various leftist organizations and various other leftist phenomena, in various countries.

However, the phrase often refers to a leftist movement in the 1960s and 1970s, which was less focused on traditional class conflict and more on Cultural Marxism and various aspects of the 1960s counterculture. In the United States, it was notably associated with the Civil Rights Movement and opposition to the Vietnam War and associated conscripted military service.

The Jewish critical theorist Herbert Marcuse has been referred to as the "Father of the New Left". Jewish influence was also otherwise high, see the "External links" section.

The movement was associated with mass protests and "direct action", which diminished in the 1970s, possibly in part for reasons such as having achieved many goals and COINTELPRO.

A minority of participants went on to form leftist terrorist organizations, while Cultural Marxism became a mainstream ideology.

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