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Author Saad, Gad, author.

Title The parasitic mind : how infectious ideas are killing common sense / Gad Saad.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2020]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  323.4430973 SAA    DUE 12-07-22
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  323.4430973 SAA    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary "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.
Subject Political correctness -- United States.
Freedom of expression -- United States.
Intellectual freedom -- United States.
Academic freedom -- United States.
Social justice -- United States.
Liberalism -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Right and left (Political science)
ISBN 9781621579595 (hardcover)
162157959X (hardcover)
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