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The parasitic mind : how infectious ideas are killing common sense

Author: Gad Saad
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There's a war against truth... and if we don't win it, intellectual freedom will be a casualty. The West's commitment to freedom, reason, and true liberalism has never been more seriously threatened than it is today by the stifling forces of political correctness. Dr. Gad Saad, the host of the enormously popular YouTube show THE SAAD TRUTH, exposes the bad ideas--what he calls "idea pathogens"--that are killing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gad Saad
ISBN: 9781621579595 162157959X
OCLC Number: 1144464513
Description: xvi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
From Civil War to the battle of ideas --
Thinking versus feeling, truth versus hurt feelings --
Non-negotiable elements of a free and modern society --
Anti-science, anti-reason, and illiberal movements --
Campus lunacy: the rise of the social justice warrior --
Departures from reason: Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome --
How to seek truth: Nomological networks of cumulative evidence --
Call to action.
Responsibility: Gad Saad.

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"There's a war against truth... and if we don't win it, intellectual freedom will be a casualty. The West's commitment to freedom, reason, and true liberalism has never been more seriously threatened than it is today by the stifling forces of political correctness. Dr. Gad Saad, the host of the enormously popular YouTube show THE SAAD TRUTH, exposes the bad ideas--what he calls "idea pathogens"--that are killing common sense and rational debate. Incubated in our universities and spread through the tyranny of political correctness, these ideas are endangering our most basic freedoms--including freedom of thought and speech. The danger is grave, but as Dr. Saad shows, politically correct dogma is riddled with logical fallacies. We have powerful weapons to fight back with--if we have the courage to use them."--Jacket flap.

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