The concept of “Critical Theory” goes back to 1937, when the second director of Germany’s Frankfurt School of Marxism, Max Horkheimer, published the school’s manifesto, “Traditional and Critical Theory.” Traditional theory, Horkheimer claimed, obsessed over knowledge and objectivity. Critical theory as Horkheimer defined it was that there were no universal truths and man could not be objective. Instead of truths, there were competing narratives, and it was the job of the Left to impose its own. Back then it was primarily a class struggle in which the Jews wound up getting the short end of the stick. Critical Race Theory takes that Critical Theory Marxist concept, and simply replaces class with race. I can remember when envy was once considered to be one of the seven deadly sins ….before it became one of the most admired virtues under its new names of: Critical Race Theory, Identity politics, and Social Justice.