Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth

  • Title: Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth
  • Author: Ben Shapiro
  • ISBN: 9780785261483
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Brainwashed How Universities Indoctrinate America s Youth When parents send their children off to college mom and dad hope they ll return cultivated knowledgeable and astute able to see issues from all points of view But according to Ben Shapiro there s
    When parents send their children off to college, mom and dad hope they ll return 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 book, Ben Shapiro, a colleWhen parents send their children off to college, mom and dad hope they ll return 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 book, Ben Shapiro, a college student himself, 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.

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    About Ben Shapiro


    1. Benjamin Shapiro was born in 1984 He entered UCLA at the age of 16 and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in June 2004 with a BA in Political Science He graduated Harvard Law School cum laude in June 2007 Shapiro was hired by Creators Syndicate at age 17 to become the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S.His columns are printed in major newspapers and websites including Townhall, ABCNews, WorldNet Daily, Human Events, FrontPage Mag, Family Security Matters, the Riverside Press Enterprise and the Conservative Chronicle His columns have also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Sun Times, Orlando Sentinel, Honolulu Star Advertiser, RealClearPolitics, Arizona Republic, and Claremont Review of Books, among others He has been the subject of articles in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Associated Press, and Christian Science Monitor he has been quoted on The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Dr Laura Show, at CBS News, in the New York Press, in the Washington Times, and in The American Conservative magazine, among many others.The author of the national bestsellers, Brainwashed How Universities Indoctrinate America s Youth WND Books, May 2004 , Porn Generation How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future Regnery, June 2005 , and Project President Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House Thomas Nelson, 2008 , Shapiro has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows around the nation, including The O Reilly Factor Fox News , Fox and Friends Fox News , In the Money CNN Financial , DaySide with Linda Vester Fox News , Scarborough Country MSNBC , The Dennis Miller Show CNBC , Fox News Live Fox News Channel , Glenn Beck Show CNN , Your World with Neil Cavuto Fox News and 700 Club Christian Broadcasting Network , The Laura Ingraham Show, The Michael Medved Show, The G Gordon Liddy Show, The Rusty Humphries Show, The Lars Larson Show nationally syndicated , The Larry Elder Show, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Dennis Prager Show, among others.


    273 Comments


    1. The subtitle implies that the book will elucidate "how universities indoctrinate America's youth," but Shapiro's only and brief answer to that question is that most professors are liberal. He then spends the next 175 pages simply listing things professors have said, course descriptions, and student newspaper excerpts he takes issue with. And he takes issue with a lot. His underlying premises include that homosexuality is unacceptable and should not ever be discussed or recognized, and moreover t [...]

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    2. Shapiro was young when he wrote this and he includes some stereotypes painted with a broad brush. Ironically, he generalizes quite like the leftist liberal professors. As most modern USA news media people do by interpreting slant of their own opinion instead of reporting factual event or specifics. His attempt to address an early opposition to the identity politics issue is faulty, IMHO. It goes off topic and he needed to relate the reality stated in the title. His main premise upon the indoctri [...]

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    3. i somehow managed to get through this book, and i'm truly wowed that this is an author that American right-wingers put on a pedestal. It's not only poorly written but it's almost unbelievably dishonest intellectually. It's both disheartening and rather awkward that such poorly written book of whinging neo-conservative platitudes could achieve such a wide readership.Shapiro's writing style is one of the most aggravating that i can ever recall. He graduated from university at an impressively young [...]

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    4. As a mostly-traditional fiscal conservative, I expected to like this book. It's true that universities DO indoctrinate America's youth, encouraging anti-white racism & misandry, making them believe that everyone who isn't a white male is a victim, entitled to redress, & that everything bad in the world is white man's fault.Unfortunately, that's not what this book is about. It's simply the most intellectually dishonest book I've ever read. Shapiro is an unrepentant neocon apologist who us [...]

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    5. Brainwashed is Ben Shapiro's first book (and the first book of his I've read) so even though it doesn't flow seamlessly, it still packs a punch. There isn't anybody since William F. Buckley, Jr. that I enjoy listening to more debate or give a speech. Whether you are a liberal, conservative, libertarianwhatever, one cannot deny this man speaks articulately, bravely gives his opinions and data to hostile audiences, always remains calm, rational and polite regardless of how rude, irrational and imp [...]

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    6. Just because you went to college doesn't mean you're educated.

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    7. “Brainwashed” wasn’t too enjoyable. This is the first book by Ben Shapiro I had ever read, and I was expecting more. I find myself agreeing with Shapiro in half of what he says in his columns, speaking engagements, and on Twitter. Conversely, I vehemently disagree with him in half of what he says. I think books like this are necessary: universities are overtly liberal and squelch opposing points of view, whether conservative or libertarian. Shapiro was a college student at the time this bo [...]

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    8. I loved it! Shapiro gives a voice to many people who have experienced attempted indocrination.

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    9. The author has interesting ideas towards how universities are changing are minds to the worst but yet he dosn't give much solid evidence of this really happening. Well, I guess we'll just have to find out for ourselves whether this is truly happening or not.

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    10. The book is straight-forward and unapologetic about it's indictment of the progressive influence on American campuses. The destructive and essentially two-faced nature of college professors and special interest groups are taken to task, and they are given no excuses for their accusatory and inflammatory words and actions. The book relies almost exclusively on the subjects' own materials and words to make its point.While I'd be little surprised for progressives to take issue with the book, I'd lo [...]

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    11. Shapiro wrote this book at age 20, which is absolutely astonishing. Not that it was much of a secret that the university system is grossly imbalanced towards the left, but his written work reveals just how slanted towards the left the university system truly is. This book sheds a lot of light on why so many young people are attracted to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. After being indoctrinated to believe socialism is 'great' and capitalism is 'evil', it's merely an inevitability that g [...]

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    12. The most painful part of this book is reading it better than ten years after it was published and seeing how it has only gotten far far worse on college campuses. I would have given five stars but for the last section. The college system is just about entirely controlled by leftist and I believe the time has come for radical changes in order to end it. The screams of anti-intelligence will echo for hundreds of years but if it is not done then the effect will erode our country into something very [...]

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    13. I love Ben Shapiro but he wrote this book when he was quite young. The thoughts are good but the actual writing is eh. He sure has improved through the years! Lol!

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    14. I stopped at Chapter 5. Shapiro made a few good points in the beginning but once he got to Homosexuality his pompousness started showing. I wish I could give zero stars to this garbage.

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    15. I would recommend that any college student reading this book today take to it with post it notes and pens because you will quickly be able to list your own examples of the topics along with Ben Shapiro’s. It’s been over 10 years since this book was published, and it can sometimes be startling to see the differences and similarities from the University Shapiro describes to the ones we all experience today. Where he writes about one speaker being forced to cancel their event at Berkeley Colleg [...]

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    16. I like viciousness in debate; in vitriolic sentiments from both sides there is absolute contrast, balance. Emotionally, it detaches observers and makes things easier to look at from an objective point of view. It gives the advantage of weighing. Energetically, the cutting and the clawing are the best parts of debate in an open arena of ideas. It's about who punctures whose point, who gets the upper hand, who collapses whose argument. (And more slyly, who is the one to be pushed so close to the e [...]

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    17. Shapiro comes out swinging with a lot of good talking points. With a focus on the most common oft-repeated social bylines and political stances, he brings honest challenge. I would have given an extra star if it wasn't for the tinge of attitude Shapiro likes to use but you can honestly understand his frustration over the changes in university life the last 20 years or so. Still, it does get annoying.The author presents references for his claims which is really important for me with political pie [...]

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    18. Great work exposing and detailing the extreme liberal bias via professors and overall culture in American universities. Well documented and well cited. Covered many different kinds of bias, including politics, economics, environmentalism, morals, sex, etc. I think the premise was over-argued, and the proposed solutions should have been covered more (that section was very good). I also wish Shapiro had have taken more time to deconstruct the principles of the worldview behind the radicalism of th [...]

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    19. I liked the first half but the second half was terrible. I expected the entire book (like any political book) to be biased. The first half was interesting and as a college student I can relate to how many self identified liberals are in college. I can also attest to the dislike shown to republicans and bias towards liberal speech. It is extremely unfair and skewed even in 2018. The second half however was extremely biased and hateful toward everyone not conservative. The author was 20 when he wr [...]

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    20. To be fair, I skimmed this, looking for any direction on what to do about it. There is very little other than analysis. We know it's there and it's becoming more and more blatant in every subject. Would be nice to have some suggestions on whether or not there's something a conservative can do about it.

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    21. Let me start of by saying I’m a huge fun of Shapiro. I had high expectations for this book. I realize this was one of his first and he wrote this at the age of 20. The book was just kind of hard to get through. It had some interesting parts and the last three chapters were pretty good. Overall 2.5 stars.

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    22. Eye-opening. And alarming, to say the least.I don't agree with everything Ben Shapiro asserts, but to say that our university system hasn't become incredibly biased towards one side of the issue is an understatement, and this book truly takes a hard look at the issue.

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    23. good exposure of some feminist and liberal propaganda but littered with blind support of Israel and anti-Muslim whining. The book relies almost exclusively ob anecdotal 'evidence'.Read if you want to know how to manipulate information.

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    24. Not his best work, the pacing feels a little clunky. That being said the information is important to read. I'd suggest it for high schoolers going into college. Even still it might be challenging to complete.

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    25. An excellent primer for one who intends to enter into the university system, either as a student or an acedemic.

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    26. This book has really made me think and it’s 100% true

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    27. Another hugely opinionated book by Ben. However, if one can glean some facts from it, it makes for interesting conversation

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    28. "Please, think for yourselves. The real mark of education is learning how to think."

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    29. His points are very clear and concise. However, it would be refreshing if the underrepresented views of others were brought to light and not just his own underrepresented views.

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    30. Scary, but probably true. Stay away from ivy league.

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