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10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help Hardcover – April 15, 2008
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"A valuable contribution.... This book will open many eyes." ---Elizabeth Kantor, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to English and American Literature --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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10 Books that Screwed Up the World is an excellent book to get for your children before they go off to college--a book that will give them insight into the kinds of ideas that have done so much damage to our society, ideas they're likely to encounter in their classes. This book is a companion to my 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read, which takes readers on a tour of the good books, the books that your children should be reading even if their professors aren't assigning them.
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I was surprised by some of the selections, particularly Descartes, but the point Wiker draws about the consequences of _some_ of Descartes ideas and how they were used by others (the authors of the other books that screwed up the world in particular).
Those who haven't read the book might infer that this is a black-list of books to be avoided. Those who post this in the reviews are simply commenting out of ignorance, posting "reviews" of books they haven't read, and in aghast horror of someone telling you not to read a book disagreed with they declare you must not read this book they disagree with (and that without even reading it!). Brilliant.
Rather, this is an overview of these books and how their ideas have impacted society negatively as a spring board to whet the appetite to do more reading of these books. Since reading this text I have acquired copies of several of the books discussed, and plan on inviting friends who haven't read 10 Books that Screwed up the World to read and discuss some of the 10 books.
It is an easy and fun read considering the material it covers.
It exposes the foundations of Liberalism, Socialism, and Politically Correct Think, which all center around building Utopia, and takes and honest look at some past attempts at building a Utopia.
It is not preachy but it is written from a Christian perspective.
IF YOU ARE A LIBERAL, I DARE YOU TO READ THIS BOOK WITH AN OPEN MIND.
The Audible version of the book is very well read, and if you don't like a book I believe they will let you return it for a full refund.
I bought several extra copies of this book so that I can loan it out to anyone who is willing to read it.
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