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Please Enroll Responsibly: Avoiding Indoctrination at College [Kindle Edition]

Lee Doren
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Enrolling in a typical sociology class appears to be the most efficient way to destroy brain cells. While some people argue binge drinking is worse, one must consider that hangovers are temporary and significantly less expensive. Leftist indoctrination, on the other hand, leads to permanent brain damage along with incredible financial debt. Please enroll responsibly.

This book is your helmet for higher education. Like a helmet, it cannot guarantee to protect you, but it may mitigate the trauma. It is written for students, parents and those who want to guard their children from the potential damage college can inflict on young minds.

Students enroll in college assuming they’ll graduate smarter. What they don’t realize is that many professors spout their leftist ideology in the classroom without offering opposing opinions. Students fear their grades will suffer if they question what they are taught.

Lee Doren sets out to help students conflicted with this dilemma. He also provides advice for families wondering if college is still worth the price. He writes from personal experience detailing his own political transformation from a liberal “community organizer” to an advocate for limited government.


Product Details

  • File Size: 293 KB
  • Print Length: 75 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (August 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005K2HS44
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #391,374 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent, brief, entertaining August 31, 2011
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Lee Doren of YouTube's HowTheWorldWorks writes an entertaining and intelligent account of his own journey from being a leftist "community organizer" to a libertarian media pundit. He talks about his own experiences in college and offers advice for getting through academia as a student.

For me, the most impressive part of the book was when he talks about how to deal with biased professors -- he explains how to stand up for your own ideas in a respectful way that neither sacrifices your integrity nor creates a dangerous enemy out of the professor. He also says that if a professor requires you to write an essay defending an idea you think is wrong, it'd be a good idea to do so as a useful debate-style exercise, rather than potentially martyr yourself. It's a quick read, and no one will miss the 99 cents it cost them.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasons Why You May Not Like It September 18, 2011
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First of all, I am a long-time fan of Doren. I have subscribed to his How The World Works channel for over a year. I watched most of his videos, and I will continue to.

His book is logically sound; I agree with his thesis and most of his arguments. The author does support his claims with evidence. There are many benefits to reading this book, but rather writing what has already been said on the dozens of 5-star reviews (which would not have bettered anybody in any way), I will provide constructive criticism to the author and to let potential readers know what to expect from this product.

First of all, the book is very short. It will take no more than an hour to complete; it took me 34 minutes to complete it. Those who are expecting a full length book from 100-300 pages should now not be disappointed. At the same time, that is a good thing, as the author does not pad the book's length with talking points, irrelevant humor, anecdotes, or superficially useful information.

Essentially, I consider it more of a chain of blog posts than an actual book. There are many occasions where the author makes a very valid point, but rather than going in depth and explaining it in great detail, he simply moves on to the next topic.

The problem is that if you have watched many of Lee's videos or you are a very informed citizen, you probably already know at least 90% of what he writes in the book. I have not learned anything new from reading this personally.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must read! September 1, 2011
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I wasn't expecting to be blown away by this book, but as soon as I started reading I couldn't put it down. This book is amazing! Every college student should read this book. I'm only 2 weeks into college and I've already had my fair share of Marxist indoctrination (and I'm at the Baptist university Baylor University).

I'm so glad I read this book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for Perspective Students October 16, 2011
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I am a senior in high school and I really enjoyed this. As a huge libertarian and follower of the Austrian School of Economics I was worried about going to college only to be really furious at all of my professors and their bias. But now I have a better peace of mind and now I feel much more confident for my next year at college. I recommend to all seniors in High School, the best part of it is the reading list at the end. 5 stars all the way!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book October 15, 2011
By Drew
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As a libertarian senior in high school, I have been warned about ways to avoid indoctrination from a plethora of other authors. Nobody has done a better job at outlining the problems of liberal indoctrination in higher level education than Lee Doren. I would recommend this book to anybody: students in or eventually entering college, parents, and teachers alike can all gain from his work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review by a Student October 6, 2011
By Sean
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As a freshman experiencing college for the first time, I can say that I have already experienced many of the things explained in this book. I'm happy that I chose to read this because it helped me see how important it is to challenge my professors. I strongly recommend this book to any college student.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent September 5, 2011
By L.
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I really enjoyed this book. This is exactly what my wife and I went through with our daughters attending university. A great heads up to future university students or their parents.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By alex
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Thank you very much for a great read. The book is straight to the point and gives many real life examples that illuminate the state of higher education in America today.

I might not be Lee's intended audience but I still enjoyed this book immensely. I have been subscribing to HowTheWorldWorks YouTube channel and that is how I found out about this book. Most of all I am grateful for being exposed to the genius of Thomas Sowell. I bought "Basic Economics" by Thomas Sowell immediately after finishing this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch
Clear and sound advice. I will definitely have my college-bound friends and family read this. Lee Doren is the man.
Published 21 days ago by Tom Byrnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Lee!
Excellent book, I decided to read it after enrolling in an Economic Anthropology class. Beware of any class called Economic Anthropology, it was hilarious when the few people that... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Mapping the minefield of higher education
Lee Doren has produced a guide to avoiding leftists university professors' ideological traps that's useful to both students in, or considering, college -- as well as the parents... Read more
Published 2 months ago by George Rapp
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable
I similarly underwnet a political transformation and currently deal with professors i disagree with politically. Read more
Published 5 months ago by dee siva
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended
very good. recommended to anyone starting college especially people going for psychology, sociology, history, etc. short but to the point.
Published 6 months ago by Michael
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible!
He speaks of indoctrination in college. But you go to school to get away from indoctrination and fictional lies of people like Lee Dorren. Don't waste money on this scam artist. Read more
Published 8 months ago by ASK
5.0 out of 5 stars Described my personal liberal indoctrination exactly on the mark, and...
Right off the bat this book described my personal experience with biased teachers exactly, right down the my disagreement with a US history teacher over whether or not FDR's new... Read more
Published 9 months ago by aaron Jaramillo
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are thinking of college, READ THIS FIRST
I would hate to see you wind up, unemployable, with a worthless degree in Gender Studies and an albatross of student debt of $40,000 hanging around your neck. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Geoff Puterbaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read.
Whilst I disagree with some points relating to the solutions in this book I definitely agree with the premises. A very good and important read. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Brett Hudson
5.0 out of 5 stars Lee Keeps It Real
A quick blurb:

I'm a political neutralist, however, so, I don't pay too much to politics. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Revoower
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Lee Doren graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Communications and received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and the District of Columbia. He is currently employed at Craft | Media / Digital.

In December 2008, Lee launched the YouTube channel, "HowTheWorldWorks." The influential channel has since had several videos shown in classrooms throughout America.

Lee has given speeches in Annapolis, Maryland on the Bill of Rights and spoke at the Capitol for the 9/12 March on Washington. He has provided commentary for Fox News, CNN, Reuters, Air America and PressTV. Lee has also been invited to give lectures for The Cato Institute, The Institute for Energy Research, the Young Britons' Foundation in the United Kingdom, the State Policy Network and Lehigh University. He also had the honor of being the youngest speaker to lecture for the Ronald Reagan Political Lecture Series at Oberlin College.


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