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Harvard Hates America: The Odyssey of a Born-Again American Hardcover – October 1, 1978


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  • Hardcover: 161 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Pub; 1ST edition (October 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895266881
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895266880
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #855,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By D. Reed on May 11, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I'm surprised that this book hasn't been reprinted. Leboutillier looks at the US from the viewpoint of Harvard in the 70's. Some of his stories are hilarious, some just sad. The amount of sheer self-indulgence of the professors and students he describes is amazing.

The importance of the book today is that the folks who are the main targets of his criticism--generaly speaking--Ivy-league liberals and their sycophants, are now running the country!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By onemanwreckingcrew on May 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The first several chapters relate interesting classes with professors who were deeply critical of the Fed and the bankers. John sort of pokes fun at them but it I feel that the same arguments are extremely relevant today. That the bankers have ruined this country ... that the FED is accountable to nobody but the private interests that control it. John later works to raise money for various political campaigns but becomes disillusioned himself.
" I saw more than anything else, that what governs today is not the politics of principle, but rather the politics of prostitution. "

Well said John.

Page 8 brings up the University of Chicago and Milton Friedman. Timeless. Of course Obama and many other cabal figures have emanated from that 'institution'.

John, thanks for the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote on page 15:

" Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs."

John, if you are listening ... What do you make of arguments by Bastiat, Spooner and Larken Rose ... that the Constitution is of "no authority" ?
[...]

Personally, I have come to the conclusion, like Jefferson, that govts move inexorably to a level of corruption that must be expurgated. Re-examine all contracts you have signed. Repudiate them. Move toward the self reliance expounded by Emerson and others.
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A quick insightful read with superb antecdotes from an actual Harvard student in the late 70's. Enlightening and frightening all at once.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dave on October 31, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I always assumed that Harvard buisness school was behind all the big companies in this country leading like DILBERT'S BOSS.
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