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The Authoritarian Moment: How the Left Weaponized Americas Institutions Against Dissent Audiobook, by Ben Shapiro
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Author: Ben Shapiro Narrator: Ben Shapiro Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2021 ISBN: 9780063001855
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How far are Americans willing to go to force each other to fall in line?

According to the establishment media, the intelligentsia, and our political chattering class, the greatest threat to American freedom lies in right-wing authoritarianism. We’ve heard that some 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump represent the rise of American fascism; that conservatives have allowed authoritarianism to bloom in their midst, creating a grave danger for the republic.

But what if the true authoritarian threat to America doesn’t come from the political right, but from the supposedly anti-fascist left?

There are certainly totalitarians on the political Right. But statistically, they represent a fringe movement with little institutional clout. The authoritarian left, meanwhile, is ascendant in nearly every area of American life. A small number of leftists—college-educated, coastal, and uncompromising—have not just taken over the Democratic Party but our corporations, our universities, our scientific establishment, our cultural institutions. And they have used their newfound power to silence their opposition.

The authoritarian Left is aggressively insistent that everyone must conform to its values, demanding submission and conformity. The dogmatic Left is obsessed with putting people in categories and changing human nature. Everyone who opposes it must be destroyed.

Ben Shapiro looks at everything from pop culture to the Frankfurt school, social media to the Founding Fathers, to explain the origins of our turn to tyranny, and why so many seem blind to it.

More than a catalog of bad actors and intemperate acts, The Authoritarian Moment lays bare the intolerance and rigidity creeping into all American ideology – and prescribes the solution to ending the authoritarianism that threatens our future.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 FH_Actual | 8/2/2021

    " While I did enjoy parts of the book, I find it peculiar that Ben kept calling the individuals locked up for the Jan 6th protest several names. None of them good. Regardless of your opinion, these are real people, many of whom were really only trespassing, have been confined for long and unjust periods of time. Also saying there is no proof of election fraud is at this point boring. He outright dismisses any notion of it and I find that interesting from someone as intelligent as he appears to be. "

About the Author

Ben Shapiro is editor in chief of the Daily Wire and host of The Ben Shapiro Show, the top conservative podcast and fastest-growing radio show in the nation. A New York Times bestselling author, he is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the nation’s most requested campus speaker.