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Please Enroll Responsibly: Avoiding Indoctrination at College Kindle Edition

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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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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Johnnie Dust on 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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31 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Kerns on 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Petrie on 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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alfredo on September 1, 2011
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I also used to be a devoted liberal until I noticed through reading from many of the same authors that Lee mentioned in this book the fallacies of living in that leftist bubble. What really made this book speak to me was the emotion attributed to having to deal with the liberal status quo in college (which I'm currently attending) and how to most effectively deal with it while keeping your grades up and not feeling completely hopeless. I also support the idea that students should be more concerned with graduation and choosing careers which provide high chances to success instead of the notion most commonly fed to youngsters of taking any kind of college degree/classes just because not going to college or having higher education is considered failure in most of modern families.
Overall this book is a great buy for people that want to see the personal story of how a conservative/libertarian takes on the challenges of living among the liberal elite, and for only 99 cents; it can't be beat!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jason C. Kessler on September 2, 2011
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I work in a school and grabbed it while on my lunchbreak via my phone, sat down intending to just check out a chapter or two.. and ended up losing all track of time and reading half of the book.

Lee just has a very unique demeanor and is able to argue against some of the most vile and hateful people on the planet while always maintaining his cool and showing them respect at all times, give this guy a few decades and I'm sure we'll consider him the second coming of Milton Friedman.

Buy this book, it really does shine a lot of light on why things have gotten as bad as they are now, and how in this mess someone like Obama can maintain any approval rating at all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kaasproav on 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 By Drew on October 15, 2011
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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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