Andrew Woods

Andrew Woods is an intellectual historian, a PhD Candidate at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, and a doctoral fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. His writings have been published in Commune, Fair Observer, and Public Seminar.

The Brazilian Right’s Fight Against Its Leftist Boogeyman

June 16, 2020

The late Brazilian educator Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a prominent figure in the 20th-century critical pedagogy movement and the celebrated author of the ground-breaking 1968 text, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.” Freire’s seminal work proposes a dialogical method of teaching literacy that nurtures conscientização — critical consciousness — and encourages participation in...

The Cultural Marxism Conspiracy Thrives in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

October 16, 2019

“Cultural Marxism” is a right-wing conspiracy theory that accuses the Frankfurt School — comprised of thinkers like Theodor Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse — of emigrating to the United States of America in the 1930s to implant the “Marxist” ideologies of political correctness, multiculturalism and feminism. Paleoconservatives, such as Paul...