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New PDF release: 10 Books that Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't

By Benjamin Wiker

ISBN-10: 1400107911

ISBN-13: 9781400107919

ISBN-10: 1596980559

ISBN-13: 9781596980556

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 warfare, genocide, totalitarian oppression, relations breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And but those authors' undesirable rules are nonetheless renowned and pervasive--in truth, they may impression your individual pondering with no your knowing it. right here with the antidote is Professor Benjamin Wiker. In his scintillating new e-book, 10 Books That Screwed Up the realm (And five Others that did not Help), he seizes every one of those evil books through its malignant middle and exposes it to the sunshine of day. during this witty, discovered, and provocative exposé, you are going to learn:

* Why Machiavelli's The Prince was once the foundation for an extended record of tyrannies (Stalin had it on his nightstand)
* How Descartes' Discourse on procedure "proved" God's life in simple terms through making Him a production of our personal ego
* How Hobbes' Leviathan resulted in the assumption that we've got a "right" to no matter what we want
* Why Marx and Engels's Communist Manifesto may perhaps win the award for the main malicious ebook 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 stable and Evil issued the decision for a global governed completely by means of the "will to power"
* How Hitler's Mein Kampf used to be one of those "spiritualized Darwinism" that bills for his genocidal anti-Semitism
* How the pansexual paradise defined in Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa grew to become 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 realm deals a brief schooling at the worst rules in human history--and how we will keep away from them within the future.

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