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Title 10 books that screwed up the world [electronic resource] : and 5 others that didn't help / Benjamin Wiker.
Author Wiker, Benjamin, 1960-
Publication Washington DC : Regnery Publishing, [2008]
Copyright date ©2008
Description 1 online resource
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Ideas have consequences -- Part I: Preliminary screw-ups. The prince ; Discourse on method ; Leviathan ; Discourse on the origin and foundations of inequality among men -- Part II: Ten big screw-ups. The manifesto of the Communist Party ; Utilitarianism ; The descent of man ; Beyond good and evil ; The state and revolution ; The pivot of civilization ; Mein Kampf ; The future of an illusion ; Coming of age in Samoa ; Sexual behavior in the human male -- Part III: Dishonorable mention. The feminine mystique -- Afterword: A conclusive outline of sanity.
Summary Taking aim at such books as Machiavelli's The Prince and Hitler's Mein Kampf, Wiker shows how these authors' perverse ideologies not only have led to past atrocities like war and genocide, but also how their philosophies are still popular and damaging today. --from publisher description.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Books and reading.
Civilization, Western.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Western.
Books and reading.
Literature -- History and criticism.
HISTORY / World.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Alt Title Ten books that screwed up the world
Related To Print version: Wiker, Benjamin, 1960- 10 books that screwed up the world. Washington, DC : Regnery Pub., c2008 9781596980556 (DLC) 2008017449 (OCoLC)226984567
ISBN 9781596980631 (electronic bk.)
159698063X (electronic bk.)

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