Nunc hendrerit tortor vitae est placerat ut varius erat posuere. Donec scelerisque, urna id tincidunt ultrices, nisi nisl lacinia mi, at pellentesque enim mi eu felis. I think books like this are necessary: universities are overtly liberal and squelch opposing points of view, whether conservative or libertarian. This makes the book feel like a targeted, personal revenge attack and less of a credible critique of what is I think a legitimate social issue. There are thirty-one English professors with registered party affiliation. I would have given five stars but for the last section.
I wrote an English essay in support of a particular candidate who was apparently the wrong one in my teacher's eyes. We also have to remember that Shapiro was in his early twenties when he wrote this book, and I believe this was his first. Shapiro's central thesis is that the academy is overwhelmingly comprised of people who are anti-Republican, anti-Israel, and anti-American, against capitalism, religion, war, and God, while being pro-Democrat, pro-Islam, and pro-Iraq, in favor of socialism and communism, affirmative action and multiculturalism, homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia, radical environmentalism, and moral relativism. You'll get up close and personal with the Marxist loons, moral relativists, multicultural zealots, and American-haters who are corrupting young minds. That's tedious enough all by itself, but the author frequently departs the main topic entirely for meandering discussions of why liberals are bad, dumb, unpatriotic, murderous, godless, Muslim-loving, sex-having, income-redistributing, and always wrong about everything that is good and true and just. The author lists all the standard complaints that political conservatives have about the leftist media and academics. Brainwahed reveals the ignominious lows to which higher education has sunk.
Conversely, I vehemently disagree with him in half of what he says. Whether you are a liberal, conservative, libertarian. Our college students are watching porn in class. This book was actually way ahead of its time. He rails on academics for a good portion of the book, but much of it digresses into general conservative spiels entirely unrelated to universities. That college students are malleable, frightened, impressionable, and therefore vulnerable has not gone unnoticed by the liberal media and professorial population, and both constantly seek to capitalize on that vulnerability to shape these young peoples' minds to maintain infighting and alienation from one another. This book isn't for everyone.
Sixteen out of seventeen political science professors are affiliated with leftist parties. Shapiro was hired by Creators Syndicate at age 17 to become the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U. Etiam pulvinar, mi et molestie vestibulum, neque tellus pulvinar massa, vel varius nulla tellus at tortor. Don't liberate yourself from truth. If you, like me, feel like the lefts are taking over the university system, and either just want to know This book isn't for everyone.
The destructive and essentially two-faced nature of college professors and special interest groups are taken to task, and they are given no excuses for their accusatory and inflammatory words and actions. Negativity for America itself is increased yearly it seems and it has gotten much more dire since 2008. It's very disturbing how sex is so distorted and abused at universities. This book is as good as any of his speeches, but arguably his speeches are a lot better. When I asked my niece about the introductory econ class she had taken at Barnard last year, she responded that it was mostly econ theory and then rattled off the names of the most prominent proponents of socialism. Fresh and bitterly funny, this book proves that the universities, far from being a place for open discussion, are really dungeons of the mind that indoctrinate students to become socialists, atheists, race-baiters, and narcissists. I currently am a PhD student and can attest to almost everything he claims to be happening in the universities in this country only worse since this came out actually.
I wish I could elaborate more but to be honest there's so many points and issues presented, all of them being splashed over the news on pretty much a daily basis so there's really no reason for me to reiterate. I would have given five stars but for the last section. In ths trenchant insider's expose, Ben Shapiro bears witness to the modern American campus freak show. Donec in tortor in lectus iaculis vulputate. I have witnessed and experienced indoctrination myself, as a graduate of a very liberal private liberal arts college. Much of the new thoughts and ideas of today are based off lies.
Which is fine, but again, not for everyone. Fresh and bitterly funny, this book proves that the universities, far from being a place for open discussion, are really dungeons of the mind that indoctrinate students to become socialists, atheists, race-baiters, and narcissists. He's fundamentally correct: the vast, vast majority of American university and college professors are extreme leftists and often only present one side of political arguments, regardless of whether their areas of expertise are Political Science, Law, Government, International Relations, etc. I'm sure he is way too smart to want to be president but wouldn't it be nice to have a smart, calm, reasonable, articulate conservative as president? Definitely a quantity over quality book. I also wish Shapiro had have taken more time to deconstruct the principles of the worldview behind the radicalism of these professors-why did they believe such things? His columns have also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Sun-Times, Orlando Sentinel, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, RealClearPolitics.
The author exposes how these re-education centers function and backs his opinions up with facts and actual examples instead of accusations and name calling. He is wise byond his years without losing the refreshing fearlessness of youth. The destructive and essentially two-faced nature of college professors and special interest groups are taken to task, and they are given no excuses for their accusatory and inflammatory words and actions. I know he wrote it when he was young, but this was just awful to read, especially compared to his brilliance on the podium. Well documented and well cited.
A disappointing and unserious examination of an interesting topic. It is anchored by a list of references, and there are some very useful arguments and case studies to furnish one's mind with and think about. Great work exposing and detailing the extreme liberal bias via professors and overall culture in American universities. Blame never omitted down to the 5th generation. He graduated from university at an impressively young age, but this doesn't even read like the work of a particularly gifted 20 year old.
And he takes issue with a lot. This is the kind of person whom I would want as a president of our country. Whether you are a liberal, conservative, libertarian. The author presents references for his claims which is really important for me with political pieces. It went into too many personal stories, and the book went off topic so many times I felt like he was just rambling on and on instead of providing a strong argument for his case. Stuff like that only more detailed.