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What has happened to the American spirit? We've gone from "Give me liberty, or give me death!" to "Take care of me, please." Our colleges were once bastions of free speech; now they're bastions of speech codes. Our culture once rewarded independence; now it rewards victimhood. Parents once taught their kids how to fend for themselves; now, any parent who tries may get a visit from the police.

In Not a Day Care, Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and author of the viral essay, "This Is Not a Day Care. It's a University!" takes a hard look at what's happening around the country - including the demand for "safe spaces" and trigger warnings at universities like Yale, Brandeis, and Oberlin - and digs in his heels against the sad and dangerous infantilization of the American spirit.

©2017 Everett Piper (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Must read for every parent

Spot on and Well-written , I will definitely reconsider what colleges I send my kids to

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My son wishes I’d never found this book...

After reading this book my son has the choices of in state schools or the following ....OKWU, Hillsdale, or Liberty. If I’m paying for brainwashing I want him brainwashed to the right.

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The book comes from a fair Christian perspective

I am not a Christian, but I agree with the main thrust of this book. It is well worth the listen. I believe the author wishes to be fair with everyone and would not discriminate against someone with a different religion. he is mostly discussing the illogical of the new anti free speech movement, AKA label it "hate speech" then shut it down argument. He is promoting honest debate with courtesy for others.

I did not like the narrator's style or tone, but the subject is so important and the analysis so good I can overlook that.
Although I have been critical of some things the main message gets my positive approval. I recommend this book highly.

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a must-read for our current times

Once again Dr Piper has the courage to say what needs to be said and what must be said. Like too many others I've witnessed firsthand the devastating effect of sending a student to a progressive leaning state college without continued parental involvement and guidance. Even a young man raised in a loving home with two parents who attended church on a regular basis was not immune from indoctrination . He entered the University as a highly decorated Eagle Scout and graduated as a gender fluid Marxist.

Myonly issue with this book was the reader, John McClain. If I had to venture a guess I would say every word in this book goes against his beliefs - it almost came across as a snarky tone. Therefore I recommend reading this book rather than listening to this book.

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Beware! For FREEDOM lovers and none else!

If you are not one of the few that actually loves truth and believes that it is only through the truth that "We the People..." can be free, then stay away from this book; it will cause you brain damage!

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Plain Biblically Based Truth

Read this book. It's great and insightful. It speaks to many of the issues our country is facing due to laxidadical parenting coupled with the inflated ego and narcissism of today's youth.

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  • 09-08-17

believe some of the ideas.

great concept, quickly turns into heavy religious tones. I can see many of the obscure things going for on, but to say it's Soley because of no God is way too easy to explain stupid ideas.

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A needed antidote to today's madness

Great book! I would recommend this book to any parent of a college kid. Much needed advice!

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An Essay Stretched into a Book

This is another one of those essays that is turned into a book for no good reason except to cash in on the popularity of the original piece. Just reading the title of this book gives you 50% of the contents. The author simply repeats over and over again that schools should challenge students and not be safe spaces. Okay, I agree. Someone needs to address this topic properly. But this book brings nothing to the table beyond what was in the original (much shorter essay). Just google the name of the essay and read it for free. Save yourself from 5 hours of repetition.

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a must-read for all parents.

this book is insightful, meaningful and downright eye opening. this is truly a must-read for any parent raising millennials. it has made me completely rethink a lot of the aspects of how I've interacted with my two children.