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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, kinfolk breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And but those authors' undesirable rules are nonetheless well known and pervasive--in truth, they could effect your personal considering with no your knowing it. the following 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 each one of those evil books through its malignant center and exposes it to the sunshine of day. during this witty, realized, and provocative exposé, you will learn:

* Why Machiavelli's The Prince was once the muse for an extended checklist of tyrannies (Stalin had it on his nightstand)
* How Descartes' Discourse on technique "proved" God's life purely via making Him a production of our personal ego
* How Hobbes' Leviathan resulted in the assumption that we have 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 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 a global governed completely via the "will to power"
* How Hitler's Mein Kampf was once 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 became out to be a production 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 bargains a short schooling at the worst rules in human history--and how we will keep away from them within the future.

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