•How Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa promotes promiscuity and divorce.
"Witty, shocking, and instructive, Wiker seizes each of these evil books by its malignant heart and exposes it to the light of day, offering a quick education on the worst ideas in human history—and how we can combat them in the future" (publisher's website).
According to the author, the "Preliminary Screw-Ups" are:
- The Prince (Being good is naiive)
- Discourse on Method (Doubt is a virtue)
- Leviathan (Desire is a good thing)
- Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men (Go ahead, live like a 19-year-old man wants to live...)
- The Manifesto of the Communist Party (Do I even need to explain why this is bad? Today, Yes! QBR)
- Utilitarianism (Avoid pain, seek pleasure)
- The Descent of Man (Enter mass genocide, eugenics, abortion...)
- Beyond Good and Evil (God is dead)
- The State and Revolution (Lenin on how to run a barbaric, terroristic, communist state)
- The Pivot of Civilization (Sex as god-from the founder of Planned Parenthood, an embarrassment to them today and subsequently out-of-print)
- Mein Kampf (Hitler's blueprint for the Third Reich-don't say he didn't warn the world)
- The Future of an Illusion (Embrace reason for we have outgrown the idea of God)
- Coming of Age in Samoa (Mead's sexual eisegesis, encouraging her own immorality)
- Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (Or, what happens when a pervert writes a "scientific" book instead of an autobiography)
- The Feminine Mystique (which is quite a Mistake!)
These books are so bad that we must read and explain them to ourselves and the next generations to warn them that ideas have consequences. Socialism is a preparatory step for Communism. No, Hitler wasn't on the extreme political right, the S in the Nazi's NSDAP stood for Socialist. His problem with the communists wasn't politically ideological, but racial, and that they were rivals for power. We need to re-examine the death toll, the body count, to see how dangerous, disastrous, and monstrous these ideas are when put into practice.
Thank you, Benjamin Wiker and Regnery Publishing for reminding us of the Worst Books Ever Written.