A quick note on Frankfurt School. Am still watching 2nd video, MeanMrMustard - don't know if the speaker will bring this out in his talk but Frankfurt School came about because Marxism failed.
Stalin bought the Russians a lots of tractors and the Russian peasants were moral in the Christian sense, due to their culture. So although life in Stalinist Russia was not easy, it succeeded in a number of ways because the population were Christian.
In the face of Christianity Marxism failed. The Frankfurt School considered that Marxism failed because it had focussed on property in the financial/economic sense. What was needed was a cultural attack so that property was not just a house or a car, but a wife and children. The family. The sense of property and propriety were to be attacked in a new manner via the media. Hollywood, BBC (which George Orwell alluded (as the Ministry of Truth) to in his book 1984).