The Authoritarian Moment

The Authoritarian Moment

The Authoritarian Moment

How far are Americans willing to go to force each other to fall in line? According to the establishment media, the intelligentsia, and our political chattering class, the greatest threat to American freedom lies in right-wing authoritarianism. We’ve heard that some 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump represent the rise of American fascism; that conservatives have allowed authoritarianism to bloom in their midst, creating a grave danger for the republic. But what if the true authoritarian threat to America doesn’t come from the political right, but from the supposedly anti-fascist left? There are certainly totalitarians on the political right. But statistically, they represent a fringe movement with little institutional clout. The authoritarian left, meanwhile, is ascendant in nearly every area of American life. A small number of leftists—college-educated, coastal, and uncompromising—have not just taken over the Democratic Party but our corporations, our universities, our scientific establishment, our cultural institutions. And they have used their newfound power to silence their opposition. The authoritarian Left is aggressively insistent that everyone must conform to its values, demanding submission and conformity. The dogmatic Left is obsessed with putting people in categories and changing human nature. Everyone who opposes it must be destroyed. Ben Shapiro looks at everything from pop culture to the Frankfurt school, social media to the Founding Fathers, to explain the origins of our turn to tyranny, and why so many seem blind to it. More than a catalog of bad actors and intemperate acts, The Authoritarian Moment lays bare the intolerance and rigidity creeping into all American ideology – and prescribes the solution to ending the authoritarianism that threatens our future.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Ben Shapiro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-07-27
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780063001848


The Authoritarian Moment

The Authoritarian Moment

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ben Shapiro lays out the seven most important decisions we'll ever make, and how to make them by acting accordance with virtue. Over the course of our lives we face pivotal decisions. But today, few feel they have the thoughtful guidance necessary to help them make good choices. We have become a values free, disconnected society in which anything goes, as long as we are "happy" to do as we please. But happiness and doing the right thing are not mutually exclusive, Ben Shapiro argues. In Solve Your Own Damn Problems, he provides a framework for making decisions informed by traditional notions of virtue and wisdom. Shapiro pushes back against the widely held belief that diligence to duty impedes our ability to achieve happiness. In fact, he makes clear, it's only when we embrace duty that we find happiness. Success without happiness is hollow, Shapiro reminds us, and we cannot find happiness if we stop striving for virtue and honor. Right now, the West is facing a meaning crisis, and it's up to each of us to rediscover the traditional values which our institutions no longer teach. Shapiro considers seven challenging scenarios and offers a clear path for how to evaluate and act for each. Instead of going through the motions of school and work, readers should use their mind and moral compass to think through possibilities and ultimately reach conclusions that will lead to happier, more enriched lives. Solve Your Own Damn Problems reveals that good decision-making and a good life--finding personal satisfaction and meaning--rests on a foundation of responsibility and obligation. By making this central to our lives we can we can begin to address and abate the malaise that has created our meaningless, atomized culture.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Ben Shapiro
Publisher : HarperLuxe
Release : 2021-07-27
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 0063090589


Authoritarian Nightmare

Authoritarian Nightmare

How did America end up with a leader who acts so crudely and despotically, and counter to our democratic principles? Why do his followers stick with him, even when he acts against their own interests? To fully understand, John Dean, a man with a history of standing up to autocratic presidents, joined with Bob Altemeyer, a professor of psychology with a unique area of expertise: Authoritarianism. Relying on social science findings and psychological diagnostic tools (such as the "Power Mad Scale" and the "Con Man Scale"), as well as research and analysis from the Monmouth University Polling Institute (one of America's most respected public opinion research foundations), the authors provide us with an eye-opening understanding of the Trump phenomenon — and how we may be able to stop it.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : John W. Dean
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2020-08-25
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781612199061


Brainwashed

Brainwashed

Brainwashed is the explosive exposé of the leftist agenda at work in today's colleges, revealed by firebrand Ben Shapiro, a recent UCLA gratudate, syndicated columnist, and one of today's most exciting new conservative voices, who's been on the front lines of the battle for America's young minds. This book proves once and for all that so-called higher education continues to sink lower and lower into the depths of liberal madness as close-minded professors turn their students into socialists, atheists, race-baiters, and sex-crazed narcissists. "Ben Shapiro's writing is smart, informative, and incisive. He is wise byond his years without losing the refreshing fearlessness of youth." ?Ann Coulter, best-selling author of High Crimes and Misdeameanors, Slander, and Treason "In Brainwashed, Shapiro tells the truth?that universities are forums of left-liberal indoctrination, where dissent is discouraged and penalized, with more restrictions on free speech rather any other part of American society. Parents who are paying for tutition might want to take note, and see what their hard-earned money is paying for." ?Michael Barone, U.S. News & World report and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics "Welcome to P.C. 101. In ths trenchant insider's expose, Ben Shapiro bears witness to the modern American campus freak show. You'll get up close and personal with the Marxist loons, moral relativists, multicultural zealots, and American-haters who are corrupting young minds. Brainwahed reveals the ignominious lows to which higher education has sunk. Get deprogrammed. Buy this book!" ?Michelle Malkin, nationally syndiated columnist and author of Invasion "Sharp thinking, tight writing, crazy-but-true stories: Ben Shapiro sees campus brainwashing and raises a national protest. This is a good book to give both freshmen who need warning and voters/alumni who need to take action." ?Dr. Marvin Olasky, University of Texas professor and editor-in-chief of World magazine "A worthy successor to God and Man at Yale and Harvard Hates America in exploring the bely of the academic beast." ?David Horowitz, founder of Students for Academic Freedom and author of Radical Son and Left Illusions "What Animal House did for the toga party, Brainwashed should do for American resistance to campus radicalism." ?Rusty Humphries, nationally syndicated radio talk show host

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Ben Shapiro
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2010-06-14
Total Pages : 242 Pages
ISBN : 9781418508340


Twilight Of Democracy

Twilight Of Democracy

A finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize One of Back Obama's Favourite Books of the Year A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism. From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Despotic leaders do not rule alone; they rely on political allies, bureaucrats, and media figures to pave their way and support their rule. The authoritarian and nationalist parties that have arisen within modern democracies offer new paths to wealth or power for their adherents. Applebaum describes many of the new advocates of illiberalism in countries around the world, showing how they use conspiracy theory, political polarization, social media, and even nostalgia to change their societies. Elegantly written and urgently argued, Twilight of Democracy is a brilliant dissection of a world-shaking shift and a stirring glimpse of the road back to democratic values.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Anne Applebaum
Publisher : Signal
Release : 2020-07-21
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780771005862


Catastrophic Thinking

Catastrophic Thinking

2019 was the year of the “wokescolds” and the “woke inquisitors”—the new representatives of moral panic in America. Fresh faces in Congress, a wave of ever-radical Democratic presidential candidates, and the left’s media minions went full throttle in their crusade to fundamentally change our society. Their “activism” was merely complaints without solutions, and manufactured narratives, all of which reared their ugly head in landmark events like the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Read all about this systemic political pandering, and the prognosis for our culture, in this collection of syndicated columns from bestselling author Ben Shapiro.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Ben Shapiro
Publisher : Creators Publishing
Release : 101-01-01
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781949673258


How Democracies Die

How Democracies Die

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Comprehensive, enlightening, and terrifyingly timely.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITH BOOK PRIZE • SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Time • Foreign Affairs • WBUR • Paste Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved. Praise for How Democracies Die “What we desperately need is a sober, dispassionate look at the current state of affairs. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, two of the most respected scholars in the field of democracy studies, offer just that.”—The Washington Post “Where Levitsky and Ziblatt make their mark is in weaving together political science and historical analysis of both domestic and international democratic crises; in doing so, they expand the conversation beyond Trump and before him, to other countries and to the deep structure of American democracy and politics.”—Ezra Klein, Vox “If you only read one book for the rest of the year, read How Democracies Die. . . .This is not a book for just Democrats or Republicans. It is a book for all Americans. It is nonpartisan. It is fact based. It is deeply rooted in history. . . . The best commentary on our politics, no contest.”—Michael Morrell, former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (via Twitter) “A smart and deeply informed book about the ways in which democracy is being undermined in dozens of countries around the world, and in ways that are perfectly legal.”—Fareed Zakaria, CNN

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Steven Levitsky
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2018-01-16
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781524762957


Evil In America

Evil In America

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Ben Shapiro
Publisher : Creators Publishing
Release : 2017-04-10
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781945630569


How To Destroy America In Three Easy Steps

How To Destroy America In Three Easy Steps

A growing number of Americans want to tear down what it’s taken us 250 years to build—and they’ll start by canceling our shared history, ideals, and culture. Traditional areas of civic agreement are vanishing. We can’t agree on what makes America special. We can’t even agree that America is special. We’re coming to the point that we can’t even agree what the word America itself means. “Disintegrationists” say we’re stronger together, but their assault on America’s history, philosophy, and culture will only tear us apart. Who are the disintegrationists? From Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States to the New York Times’ 1619 project, many modern analyses view American history through the lens of competing oppressions, a racist and corrupt experiment from the very beginning. They see American philosophy as a lie – beautiful words pasted over a thoroughly rotted system. They see America’s culture of rights as a façade that merely reinforces traditional hierarchies of power, instead of being the only culture that guarantees freedom for individuals. Disintegrationist attacks on the values that built our nation are insidious because they replace each foundational belief, from the rights to free speech and self-defense to the importance of marriage and faith communities, with nothing more than an increased reliance on the government. This twisted disintegrationist vision replaces the traditional “unionist” understanding that all Americans are united in a shared striving toward the perfection of universal ideals. How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps shows that to be a cohesive nation we have to uphold foundational truths about ourselves, our history, and reality itself—to be unionists instead of disintegrationists. Shapiro offers a vital warning that if we don’t recover these shared truths, our future—our union—as a great country is threatened with destruction.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Ben Shapiro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-07-21
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780063001893


Facts Still Don T Care About Your Feelings

Facts Still Don T Care About Your Feelings

A lot has changed since 2015, and Ben Shapiro has something to say about it. In this curated sequel to “Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings,” Shapiro breaks down American politics from 2015 to today like you’ve never seen before. Review political dog fights and the Democrats’ radicalism problem through a poignant lens. Analyze the novel coronavirus and its economic implications through a perspective too often stamped out by the mainstream media. Explore the absurdities of “anti-racism,” “mostly peaceful” protests and other leftist attempts to rewrite America. And discover pieces of the American identity—unity, free speech, capitalism and so much more—we have lost in the mayhem.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Ben Shapiro
Publisher : Creators Publishing
Release : 2020-09-29
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781949673470