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Culture Wars, a project of the Institute of Ideas, a core element of the LM network

Culture Wars is an online cultural review and a project of the Institute of Ideas,[1] which is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental LM network. Culture Wars was founded in 1999. “Culture Wars was first launched to complement the conference ‘Culture Wars: Dumbing Down, Wising Up?’, at the Riverside Studios in London in March 1999. The conference was organised by LM (formerly Living Marxism) magazine to explore what was behind debates that had originated in the US about the ‘dumbing down’ of Western culture and society.”[2] The Culture Wars website was not updated after the end of 2013 and after August 2014 a statement was posted that 'Culture Wars is no longer active, but the site remains as an archive.'[3]

Culture Wars promotes the following organisations associated with the LM network: Academics for Academic Freedom , Future Cities Project, Manifesto Club and Spiked [4]


Its editor was Dolan Cummings, who has written for Spiked and is associated with the LM network.[5]


Circa 2013

Sarah Boyes assistant editor | Ion Martea commissioning editor, film | Miriam Gillinson co-editor, theatre | Matt Trueman co-editor, theatre | Angus Kennedy webmaster[6]

Circa 2008

Dolan Cummings editor | Sarah Boyes assistant editor | Andrew Haydon theatre editor | Ion Martea commissioning editor, film | Angus Kennedy webmaster[7]


Facebook: Culture Wars

Twitter: CultureWars


  1. About, Culture Wars website, acc 1 May 2010
  2. Culture Wars History, Culture Wars website, accessed 31 Oct 2010
  3. Home page Culture Wars website. Retrieved fro the Internet Archive of 31 May 2014, accessed 25 October 2014.
  4. Resources, Culture Wars website, accessed 8 May 2010
  5. About, Culture Wars website, accessed 1 May 2010
  6. Culture Wars About. Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 4 December 2013 on 26 October 2014.
  7. Culture Wars About. Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 28 September 2008 on 26 October 2014.