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By Benjamin Wiker

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 habit within the Human Male, those "influential" books have ended in battle, genocide, totalitarian oppression, kin breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And but those authors' undesirable principles are nonetheless well known and pervasive--in truth, they may impact your personal considering with out your understanding it. the following with the antidote is Professor Benjamin Wiker. In his scintillating new booklet, 10 Books That Screwed Up the realm (And five Others that did not Help), he seizes each one of those evil books through its malignant center and exposes it to the sunshine of day. during this witty, discovered, and provocative exposé, you will learn:

* Why Machiavelli's The Prince was once the muse for a protracted checklist of tyrannies (Stalin had it on his nightstand)
* How Descartes' Discourse on technique "proved" God's lifestyles basically through making Him a construction of our personal ego
* How Hobbes' Leviathan ended in the idea that we've got a "right" to no matter what we want
* Why Marx and Engels's Communist Manifesto may win the award for the main malicious booklet ever written
* How Darwin's The Descent of guy proves he meant "survival of the fittest" to be utilized to human society
* How Nietzsche's past sturdy and Evil issued the decision for an international governed exclusively through the "will to power"
* How Hitler's Mein Kampf used to be a type of "spiritualized Darwinism" that bills for his genocidal anti-Semitism
* How the pansexual paradise defined in Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa became out to be a construction of her personal sexual confusions and aspirations
* Why Alfred Kinsey's Sexual habit within the Human Male was once easily autobiography masquerading as science

Witty, surprising, and instructive, 10 Books That Screwed Up the area deals a short schooling at the worst principles in human history--and how we will be able to steer clear of them within the future.

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