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When parents send their children off to college, Mom and Dad hope they'll return more cultivated, knowledgeable, and astute - able to see issues from all points of view. But, according to Ben Shapiro, there's only one view allowed on most college campuses: a rabid brand of liberalism that must be swallowed hook, line, and sinker.

In this explosive exposé, Ben Shapiro, a UCLA graduate, reveals how America's university system is one of the largest brainwashing machines on the planet. Examining this nationwide problem from firsthand experience, Shapiro shows how the leftists who dominate the universities - from the administration to the student government, from the professors to the student media - use their power to mold impressionable minds.

Fresh and bitterly funny, this book proves that the universities, far from being a place for open discussion, are really dungeons of the mind that indoctrinate students to become socialists, atheists, race baiters, and narcissists.

©2010 Ben Shapiro (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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From 2010, but still current

I hadn't noticed that it was only the audiobook version of this book that was released in 2017. The actual book turned out to be from 2010. Which means that the examples given are from that political period as well, naturally.

Nevertheless, Shapiro has a sharp mind and the analysis he offers is still current when it comes to the political climate on American university campuses.

Narration was well-done, the narrator tried to at least somewhat "channel his inner Shapiro". However, I'd have preferred Shapiro himself, I believe his book would have benefitted extra from the unique speed and tone that are so characteristic of the author.

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Definitely proves the title of this book

It covers the biases of liberal universities and the intolerance of conservative ideology. It is a fantastic book for actual free thinkers.

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Disappointing

When I saw that the release date for this audiobook was 2017, I expected to expected to hear a discussion of white privilege, Antifa, and black lives matter among other topics. But this book was about John Ashcroft, George Bush, & the war in Iraq. It turns out that the book is copyright 2004, not 2017. I was misled. The audiobook was released in 2017. Before Amazon purchased Audible, I do not think Audible would have been deceptive like this. Very disappointed.

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Essential Reading before Selecting a University

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The author, Ben Shapiro, wrote this book when he was around age nineteen or twenty, really quite amazing. If you are planning to send your young skull full of mush to a university it would be a good idea for you and your kid to read this book before you choose a school — be an informed parent and consumer. There are many fine schools out there that do not go the route of liberal indoctrination, schools that instead teach the tools of critical thinking. Having these tools will give your kid an enormous advantage over those that have only the reflexive narratives of indoctrination and brainwashing.

"Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too."
~ Voltaire

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Some valid concerns, lacking in substance

Shapiros Brainwoshed is too anecdotal for my taste. It reads as one long opinion column. Based on his public speaking I expected a more in depth analysis of the root causes behind extreme left, or postmodern ideology as described in the work. As an outsider to American politics this does not give me much insight. I might not be the audience he's writing for.

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Covers a huge reason for our cultural decay

This thoroughly covers a big reason for our cultural rot and why the young people can't seem to grasp truth about our nation. This part of the communist plan to destroy us from within is working. They come out brainwashed and never question the motives or hypocrisy of their professors.

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Ben Shapiro: Thug Life

The man is never wrong and this book is a clear indication as to why he thought of in such a great way. Enjoy!

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Great coverage of a serious cultural problem

Shapiro provides comprehensive and journalistic coverage of the leftist bias in American universities across a variety of issues and through numerous examples. I would like to have seen more of the reasons leading to the situation discussed, but the scope of the book was appropriate as it stands.

My only complaint is his conflation of negative attitudes towards religion in scientific disciplines with the prevailing anti-conservative bias. He does not account for the fact that the scientific method depends on the willingness of researchers to discard failed hypotheses in favor of those better substantiated.

Creationism, for example, brings an assumed conclusion to the table; and, as a matter of faith, is not subject to rejection. For this reason, it and similar convictions do not belong in science regardless of political persuasion. This means that even if universities were as conservative as they are leftist now, science departments would still be just as likely to instruct students not to treat purportedly inerrant religious claims as valid hypotheses, purely to uphold the integrity of the method.

It is this humility in the pursuit of knowledge that both the religious and the left (which is fundamentally a religion after all) would do well to remember when speaking on matters of fact.

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Ben's book rocked!

the only item that I would change is the narrator. Would have preferred Ben's, but then I would have finished the book in. 33 mi?

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great book

I really enjoyed this book, it was an interesting take on the current state of our system of higher education.

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  • UMAGA
  • 08-31-17

some good, some bad

Good reply to liberal bias e.g. feminism and various forms of perversion, but littered with Ben's blind support of Israel, and anti-islamic rhetoric. Careful selection of anecdotes to support his views.

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  • Peter
  • 11-16-17

Reinforced what I already knew

The book regurgitates alot of left Uni Prof. content to illustrated the brainwashing point. I would have prefered more of Bens views and supporting facts opposing the left views.

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  • Carlin
  • 12-13-17

Great read, well argued, just a few too many names

Great arguments, very well sourced and founded on facts, maybe a few too many names and references. However the basic premise, that universities are full of leftist indoctrination and very biased, is well argued.

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  • Benjamin
  • 11-23-17

Ben Shapiro = conservative brilliance

Love this, Ben Shapiro is a genius, well structured and engaging start to finish.
well done

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  • Cam Liston
  • 08-30-17

Shapiro - Zealot & Prude

When not referring to sex or religion Shapiro is on point!

However his extreme zealotry and prudish nature spoil large portions of this book.

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