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  • The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Heather MacDonald
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
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    In closely reported stories from the streets of New York to the seats of intellectual power, MacDonald shows how bad ideas get started and then acquire a life of their own. Her reports trace the transformation of influential opinion-makers and large philanthropic foundations from confident advocates of individual responsibility, opportunity, and learning into apologists for the welfare state.

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    Liberals will definitely NOT like this book as it exposes their moral house of cards for what it is. Heather McDonald paints a stark picture of the current state of American social policy - a policy that's been hijacked by multi-cultural and diversity fetishists from the 60?s for whom theory always trumps real-world experience. With clear and specific examples, Ms. McDonald shows how radical leftist social engineers have been able to create a social system completely devoid of any notion of personal responsibility. By elevating identity politics, racial chauvinism and radical feminism above common sense, the liberal elite in academia and government have helped to create a self-destructive culture of entitlement and moral relativism that has hurt those they condescendingly claim to speak for: minorities and the American underclass. The results are disturbing: a perpetual cycle of dependence, the destruction of the inner city, and the destruction of the nuclear family (especially the African American family). An absolute must read!

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