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Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation & Political Control Paperback – April 15, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1587314650 ISBN-10: 1587314657 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 662 pages
  • Publisher: St. Augustines Press; 1 edition (April 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587314657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587314650
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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E. Michael Jones is editor of Culture Wars Magazine, and author of many books, including The Slaughter of Cities: Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing.

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67 of 70 people found the following review helpful By William P. Cunningham on September 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is the long version of Jones' mature thesis about the sexual revolution. Liberally notated with references to original works, some in the original languages, Jones' magnum opus is hard, perhaps even impossible, to refute on its own terms. Only a hardcore fan of the sexual revolution or Enlightenment will take issue with Jones' argument.
The idea that disordered sex issues in violence is not new, nor is it restricted to the musings of counter-revolutionary academics like Jones. One can find it in the 10 p.m. newscast of any large city: Miranda, Scott's live-in, dumps Scott and Scott kills Miranda.
Still, few authors have had the tenacity of Jones, who traces the sexual revolution back to its Enlightenment roots, and as carefully as anyone can desire shows the dependency of Sade and Shelley on Weishaupt's infamous Illuminati techniques. Not content with that coup, Jones pulls in Freud and Jung, damning them with their own words. Advertising and other forms of social control get their own skewers as well.
In short, Libido Dominandi (note the serious pun in the title) is what everyone needs to know about how the power elite keeps the little guy under control, materially impoverished, and spiritually destitute.
If you can't find the time to read 600 pages, get the short version, Monsters of the Id, which is less well documented, but somewhat more entertaining.
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78 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Michael S. Swisher on February 17, 2003
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The thesis of E. Michael Jones's "Libido Dominandi" is that, far from really liberating anyone, "sexual liberation" has served to deliver powerful means of social and political manipulation and control into the hands of our ruling élite. He marshals some impressive evidence. Here we read about Edward Bernays, Sigmund Freud's nephew and the founding father of the public relations industry, who was among the first to realize how sexual imagery could be employed in advertising. Long before the infamous "Virginia Slims" ad campaign, Bernays used the suggestion that cigarette smoking was an act of feminist independence to sell Lucky Strikes to women. Here we see the origins of the Planned Parenthood organization in the hope that birth control and abortion would reduce the numbers of the poor (especially ethnic Catholics and blacks), and resolve the dilemma of the welfare state. Here we learn of the fraudulent methodology of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, the sordid character of much of his "research," and the way in which Kinsey manipulated his academic superiors and his chief sources of funding through an implicit threat of blackmail, because these people had been foolish enough to give him their "sexual histories." The rôle of the Rockefeller Foundation in both the Planned Parenthood and Kinsey enterprises was motivated by the obsaession of John D. Rockefeller III with eugenics, the pseudo-science of "race improvement." We learn also of the profound antipathy of the eugenicists and sex researchers towards Roman Catholicism, which they viewed as their principal adversary. Jones exposes the origins of "Americans United for the Separation of Church and State" in the anti-Catholic bigotry of Paul Blanshard.Read more ›
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful By B. Hill, Ph.D. on May 8, 2001
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This book is simply brilliant.
Jones has a strong, clear style and is in complete control of his subject matter. He has thought through what so many others have only hinted at. He is a Catholic Nietzsche - he philosophizes with a hammer; and how much more sane and deliberate than Nietzsche himself.
This is a revolutionary book. It exposes the horror lurking beneath the make-up caked suface of the modern world. It deserves as wide a reading as possible.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By richtoefen on November 24, 2007
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I'm impressed with Jone's work. He is truly gifted. He sees things for what they are. He is largely untainted by modern peer pressures, misinformation, and the apathy infecting the zombies of today.

This is not a simple read. I could only consume it in small doses. Contemplating, weighing the meaning, and putting it (his take of events) into context 'that makes sense to me' severely taxed my small brain.

Furthermore, I find that his thoughts run parallel with mine. Too bad it'll never get the acclaim it deserves on a mass scale because those that have the power to make it so, I'm certain, do not share his perspective. Yes, among others, you Oprah Winfrey.

Besides those who would benefit mostly from this book are likely incapable of comprehending its relativity.

To Dr. David Donelson, "Thank you for recommending this book".

V/R,

Robert
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John C. Canevari on August 25, 2006
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I have read most of what Mr.Jones has written to date, and find each book compelling. This one takes the cake - a long read and one which requires concentration, but opens the eyes to a cultural concept that is not at all understood when we review the history of our culture. What we have inherited, the sins of the father, has polluted our culture to its core. Read this and pass it around - it ties nicely into Degerate Moderns, and syncs with Johnson's Intellectuals.

One review speaks of typos - and a poorly proofed manuscript. Unfortunately this is true. It didn't reduce the impact of this great work to me, but it really should be corrected - before I buy the hardcover for my library.
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