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How to destroy America in three easy steps / Ben Shapiro.

Shapiro, Ben, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780063001879
  • ISBN: 006300187X
  • Physical Description: xxix, 248 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The American philosophy -- Disintegrating American philosophy -- The American culture -- The Disintegrationist culture -- The American history -- Disintegrating American history.
Summary, etc.:
Traditional areas of civic agreement are vanishing. We can't agree on what makes America special. We can't even agree that America is special. We're coming to the point that we can't even agree what the word America itself means. "Disintegrationists" say we're stronger together, but their assault on America's history, philosophy, and culture will only tear us apart. Who are the disintegrationists? From Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States to the New York Times' 1619 project, many modern analyses view American history through the lens of competing oppressions, a racist and corrupt experiment from the very beginning. They see American philosophy as a lie -- beautiful words pasted over a thoroughly rotted system. They see America's culture of rights as a fa├žade that merely reinforces traditional hierarchies of power, instead of being the only culture that guarantees freedom for individuals. Disintegrationist attacks on the values that built our nation are insidious because they replace each foundational belief, from the rights to free speech and self-defense to the importance of marriage and faith communities, with nothing more than an increased reliance on the government. This twisted disintegrationist vision replaces the traditional "unionist" understanding that all Americans are united in a shared striving toward the perfection of universal ideals. How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps shows that to be a cohesive nation we have to uphold foundational truths about ourselves, our history, and reality itself--to be unionists instead of disintegrationists. Shapiro offers a vital warning that if we don't recover these shared truths, our future--our union--as a great country is threatened with destruction.
Subject: United States > Civilization > Philosophy.
National characteristics, American.
Political culture > United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion.
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights.
Civilization > Philosophy.
National characteristics, American.
Political culture.
United States.