10 Books that Screwed Up the World

You’ve heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites.

10 Books that Screwed Up the World

10 Books that Screwed Up the World

You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas are still popular and pervasive--in fact, they might influence your own thinking without your realizing it. Here with the antidote is Professor Benjamin Wiker. In his scintillating new book, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World (And 5 Others That Didn't Help), he seizes each of these evil books by its malignant heart and exposes it to the light of day. In this witty, learned, and provocative exposé, you'll learn: * Why Machiavelli's The Prince was the inspiration for a long list of tyrannies (Stalin had it on his nightstand) * How Descartes' Discourse on Method "proved" God's existence only by making Him a creation of our own ego * How Hobbes' Leviathan led to the belief that we have a "right" to whatever we want * Why Marx and Engels's Communist Manifesto could win the award for the most malicious book ever written * How Darwin's The Descent of Man proves he intended "survival of the fittest" to be applied to human society * How Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil issued the call for a world ruled solely by the "will to power" * How Hitler's Mein Kampf was a kind of "spiritualized Darwinism" that accounts for his genocidal anti-Semitism * How the pansexual paradise described in Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa turned out to be a creation of her own sexual confusions and aspirations * Why Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male was simply autobiography masquerading as science Witty, shocking, and instructive, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World offers a quick education on the worst ideas in human history--and how we can avoid them in the future.

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10 Books that Screwed Up the World
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Benjamin Wiker
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-15 - Publisher: Regnery Publishing

You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors'
10 Books that Screwed Up the World
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Benjamin Wiker
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-06 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors'
10 Books Every Conservative Must Read
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Benjamin Wiker
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-25 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Following up his 10 Books That Screwed Up the World, author Benjamin Wiker brings you 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Not to Miss and One Impostor. Offering a guide to some of the most important literary works of our time, Wiker turns his discerning eye from the
10 Books Every Conservative Must Read
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Benjamin Wiker
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-15 - Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Features a range of works that the author argues are essential reading for conservatives and Republicans, including Democracy in America, The Federalist Papers, Sense and Sensibility and much more, all of which hold important lessons within their pages. By the author of 10 Books That Screwed Up the World. Original.
In Defense of Nature: The Catholic Unity of Environmental, Economic, and Moral Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Benjamin Wiker
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-01 - Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

Ecology calls to mind nature “out there”—trees, rivers, oceans, animals, birds, the air, distinct ecosystems. But as Benjamin Wiker argues, an obvious part of nature has been mysteriously left out of the environmental movement: our own nature—human nature, especially its essential moral aspects. In Defense of Nature shows that while

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