Ben Shapiro’s Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future is a serious-minded treatise on morality, sexuality, and the modern era which attempts to coral a wide variety of statistics, trends, and anecdotal evidence into a cohesive commentary on West’s so-called "porn generation", and the social mores that define the lives of young Americans today.
Andrew Sweeney’s performance perfectly complements the academic tone of this extremely thought-provoking conservative work; his reading is calm and measured, but eminently listenable, and he guides the listener through Shapiro’s arguments with great grace. An interesting and engrossing contribution to the ongoing debate on modern American cultural values.
Talkin’ about my generation? It’s the Porn Generation
It’s everywhere, from commercials to New York Times best-sellers to college (and even younger) classrooms. In fact, pornography has become such a part of normal life in 21st century America that many teens and twenty-somethings have had no more important influence. They are the porn generation, where life’s expectations come from Mouseketeer pop tarts, Victoria’s Secret, internet titillation, and condom-flogging sex education.
Tom Wolfe’s novel Charlotte Simmons told part of the story - but in Porn Generation it’s for real. Ben Shapiro speaks as a member of this generation, and the tale he has to tell is a shocking perspective on life in an age where moral relativism reigns on college campuses, oversexed narcissism rules the airwaves, and purity is the new sin. In Porn Generation you’ll learn:
Is there any good news? Yes. A lifestyle of playing pimps and hos - even if dressed up in preppie clothing - can only last so long before disease, despair, and depression set in - and many in the porn generation are beginning to wake up to their tragedy. Ben Shapiro closes Porn Generation with a roundtable discussion that brings together the diverse perspectives of columnist and bestselling author Michelle Malkin, Dallas Morning News op-ed editor Rod Dreher, former Princeton chaplain Father C. J. McCloskey III, and columnist and best-selling author David Limbaugh to discuss how bad things have become and what the prospects are for bringing the porn generation back from the brink. Porn Generation is the book that will define this generation - and provide a warning for generations to come.
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Don't let my total fool you. It's a great liberal digest for those that need to learn how to defend conservative values.
Say something about yourself!
There is no escaping the TRUTH. Shapiro is 100% correct in his argument in spelling out the moral degradation that we are witnessing in our society and how it impacts our culture (especially for our children). He craft fully outlines how we are being sold out by Hollywood, the Music Industry, our education system, and our government. If you have children, you should read this book. A+
Absolutely eye opening. A must read, or listen for everyone. It will provide you with more knowledge and a greater understanding of why American entertainment's standards have fallen, and some suggestions on how to bring back, or raise those standards again.
The narrator was generally good, but there were a few small parts where he seemed... Uninteresting, or unappealing for lack of better words to describe it. But overall he was very good, and I'd listen to him again.
Shapiro is so smart. I have a MA is Cross-cultural studies, and found this book to be right on so many levels, and I learned some things in the process. Must read if you'd like to reverse the tide of hypersexualization, and restore innocence to childhood.
Kudos to this author for having the courage to be one of "the lone voices in the wilderness". Most of us just feel overwhelmed by the massive changes in sexuality and the impact on all of us in society today. Many of us don't believe it's truly good for us as individuals or as a society but we feel powerless to go against the gigantic tide hitting us from multiple sides. This author delineates the many, specific "sides" this is coming from- No wonder we feel helplessly overwhelmed! We're barely cognizant of the many ways we're subliminally inculcated in this over-sexuality of people daily. He offers many suggestions in the latter part of this book. The audiobook was very well narrated also. Thank you to author.
Ben outlines the cultural degredation that is occuring to our generation in all its facets - media, Hollywood and education.
Other than that, a truly intellectually-based, intriguing book that is somewhat outdated. that being said, every moral concept and consequence mentioned in the book has never been more real and relevant.
"How the Descent into Sexuality Has Hurt Us"
I would perhaps use it as an academic source, but I am not sure I would listen to it again for fun.
The narrator isn't a particularly good one, and the editing isn't helping.
That said, the actual content of the book was deep, well-researched, and well-sourced. It does suffer from the assumption that this book will be read by someone with little knowledge of American culture, and yet is difficult to penetrate without that knowledge. As a Brit, many things simply didn't quite ring with me, but the general subject matter did touch me as another inhabitant of the Christian Western developed world.
I would not pick another book by Andrew Bernays because he narrated it, and I would pick another narrator if the option is there. Andrew is serviceable, but not notable, and his performance here isn't particularly great.
However, his tone matches the tone of the book, and that is to be commended.
The book covers the education system, media system, and so on, with the effects on the youth and children of American society, as well as the increase of electronic consumption and the effects of the Internet on the generation Ben speaks about.
It has made me consider my attitudes about how I will raise my children, and how I shall hope to guide their future.
I would really recommend this book to be read, but the Audible is fair enough.
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