Why Good People Should Read Evil Books (Audio)
You've heard of the "Great Books"? Say hello to their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto, 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.
Dr. Benjamin Wiker, author of 10 Books That Screwed Up the World (And 5 Others That Didn't Help), is here with the antidote. He seizes the key ideas in each of these evil books and exposes them for what they are. Shocking but instructive, Wiker offers a quick education on the worst ideas in human history, why we need to recognize them, and how we can avoid them in the future.
"Ignorance is not bliss. Ideas have formed our culture and every aspect of it, from our understanding of beauty to our understanding of marriage, to our understanding of God and politics and so on, but we don't know where they've come from."
Runtime: Approx. 50 minutes
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