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The West’s commitment to freedom, reason, and true liberalism have become endangered by a series of viral forces in our society today. Renowned host of the popular YouTube show, The Saad Truth, Dr. Gad Saad exposes how an epidemic of idea pathogens are spreading like a virus and killing common sense in the West. 

Serving as a powerful follow-up to Jordan Peterson’s book 12 Rules for Life, Dr. Saad unpacks what is really happening in progressive safe zones, why we need to be paying more attention to these trends, and what we must do to stop the spread of dangerous thinking. 

A professor at Concordia University who has witnessed this troubling epidemic first-hand, Dr. Saad dissects a multitude of these concerning forces (corrupt thought patterns, belief systems, attitudes, etc.) that have given rise to a stifling political correctness in our society and how these have created serious consequences that must be remedied - before it’s too late. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Gad Saad (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Many strong points, a few misguiding implications

I liked this book a lot. It had a lot of humour and delivered Gad delivered his messages very well.

Although when it comes to speaking up against Islam, Gad fails to highlight that ISIS is not a representation of Islam. It is implied multiple times throughout this book, that all terrorist acts that are committed in the name of Islam (by thugs who know nothing about Islam) are a clear representation of muslims around the world.

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Profoundly impactful

This book was profoundly impactful
Opened my mind to so many ways of thinking
Thank you!

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Saad demonstrates intellectual courage

Saad takes you on the journey through the dark side of sociology. Showing the degradation of the foundations of western society. Only Saad could remember his honor in these times as he writes about the nuclear bomb that is critical race theory and conflict theory.

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great book, the reader did a great job, but..

Reader did a great job but would have been that much better if Gad read.

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Ridiculously biased

As a scientist and academic myself, I tried to go into this book with an open mind but I strongly disliked it. His assertions that those with different social views are lunatics and have infected minds is just so biased and dramatic. He continually mentions that what HE is saying is the truth, as if other scholars and scientists who disagree are wrong... and then goes on to talk about how OTHER people can't see why they are wrong. The entire book and the ridiculous biases throughout just made me roll my eyes and laugh. Would not recommend

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A handbook for 2021

how not to be offended and survive society. fight the good fight. must read.

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Gad Saad is great.

I pre-ordered this book and acter listening to it, I feel that although it's good, I wanted a more detailed roadmap for standing up to the woke crowd. Maybe applying your principles in every day life would be a great follow up to this.

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"Progressivism has become the enemy of reason"

Took many notes to add to the quiver in defence against the thought police. Thank you Mr. Saad

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Wish he read it

Great book. I just wish Gad had read it himself. Serious and funny. A mix of intellectual and comedian. He knows how to write what we all are thinking that we don’t have the words for.

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A beacon of hope in the SJW era

Excellently written and researched. Professor Saad deconstructs a variety of topics of woke lunacy and clearly shows, using science and reason, why these ideas are incorrect and why leaving them unchecked is dangerous. A must read for everyone in 2020.

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  • Labat Antoine
  • 2020-11-27

tres ennuyant / very boring

Dommage, le sujet d'annoncait interessant mais le story telling permanent et le debut du livre est particuliement ennuyant.

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  • chris boutte
  • 2020-10-11

Some pros and some cons

I heard about this book a couple months ago, and it sounded interesting since I love reading about the irrationality of people. Previously, I never heard of Gad Saad, so I followed him on Twitter and checked out his YouTube channel. Within about a week, I unfollowed him. I'm 100% for debating and the sharing of ideas, but like many of the current SJW-bashing "intellectuals", they seem more interested in arguing than having a debate. Nevertheless, I still purchased the book on release day. 

This book definitely falls into the category of books I'm reading of people I disagree with, but not by much. If I had to break it down into percentages, I'd say I disagree with about 60% of what Gad Saad has to say, but I agree with 40%. But when it comes to his overall argument that we should be able to have logical, rational discussions without people becoming outraged, I 100% disagree. 

While Gad Saad uses quite a bit of research to back his arguments, it's only on specific subjects. For people like Gad Saad, Sam Harris, Dave Rubin, and others, I feel there are some low-hanging fruit subjects that they love capitalizing on. When it comes to implicit biases, they avoid discussing the research because they either A) know the research isn't on their side or B) are afraid of what the research shows. Rather than looking at the research of people like Dr. Jennifer Eberdhardt, they try to simplify the message of the book White Fragility. Personally, I'd love to see someone like Gad Saad go head-to-head with Dr. Eberdhardt or Keith Payne to discuss biases and inequality.

Lastly, I gave this book a 3-star rating because there's a group of these authors that don't really present anything new in their books, but they know they'll make money off of the echo chamber they've built, so they figure "why not?".

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  • Noah Urbina
  • 2020-11-07

Please allow the author to read their book

That was an abomination of Saad’s thoughts and words. Hiring a voice to pretend to care absolutely destroys the poignancy of his work. The amount of mispronounced, underwhelming, and incorrectly emphasized language detracts from the intention of this book. Saad himself is fun, witty, sarcastic, and extremely intelligent in his analysis, and your voice actor pales in comparison to the author. The $ you save by hiring a vocal ‘professional’ is lost immediately as the audiobook has no ‘sticking power’ when reduced this way. I love the content, I despise the delivery.

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  • Jamshed
  • 2020-10-07

Amusing yet terrifying book

You will smile at various phrases that the author has invented but after a while you will realize how deep his thoughts are. What distinguishes this book from others on the fall of Western Civilization is the accurate and wholesome diagnosis of the problem, choice of clear words and the broadness of the solutions offered. This book must be part of college curriculum and beyond.

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  • Libor Novotny
  • 2020-10-07

the most important book of our time

I can not stop listening to this book. it is antivirus to the crazyness everywhere

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-18

This is not a follow up to 12 rules to life.

I normally don't write reviews but I have some strong thoughts on this book.

1. This book is extremely hostile towards the left. Saad didn't do much in trying to separate your average liberal or center left person from a left wing extremist. When ever he wants to make a point that might be present in both political teams he will use language like "Some on the right" then follow up with "Many" or "Most on the left"

2. In part 2, Saad makes a claim that people that voted against Trump did it simply because the media fueled the negative viewpoints towards him and that if everyone on the left simply took the time to look at his policies then maybe they would have voted for Trump. He made a further point that Trump ran on common sense policies while the left ran with Hillary on a "Vote for her because she is a woman" platform. This is simply a very narrow view of the 2016 election. If you educated everyone on policy its 100% more likely that those in the far right and those in the far left would both move towards the middle. Instead Americans suffer from only having 2 political options.

3. Saad makes it a point to focus a lot on the bad science (mostly on gender)the far left promotes but fails to point the the science denial that goes on the right on an everyday basis. This is just my theory but I think that because Mr. Saad is a Canadian resident he seems to attribute the more center right conservative mindset from Canada and applies it to the American conservatives. I don't think Mr. Saad quite understands that attack on science that has come from the right wing politicians in America.

4. The book offers no solutions to the mind parasites he highlighted on his title. The book simply points the finger at the left and lays the blame of western civilization declining on liberals. It's a lot of "No u" arguments and echo chamber right wing talking points.

5. If you read 12 rules to life and think this is a follow up, it is not. if you lean right and want to have a positive feedback loop of ideas then you might enjoy this.

6. I did not hate the book. The points Saad makes about the far left and the attack on free speech are valid. its just for every 1 good point there is about 3 bad ones that could easily apply to the right as well.

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  • A. Dudevoir
  • 2020-12-02

An Inculation to Disordered Thinking and Chaos

I graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2017, the year a mob of angry students overran the school and caused a disruption that garnered national attention. I stood by and watched as my alma mater was debased to pander to the hero fantasies of a group of self-indulgent children. I knew if I followed my conscience, I would pay the price and lose the good will as an ally that I had worked so hard to achieve. 

What happened at Evergreen was very serious, and very wrong. Now, the sentiments of those students have scaled to encompass the nation, and the moral development of a generation has been stunted because responsible people have continued to indulge them.

Actions, and inactions, have consequences. When faced with a tough moral choice, I chose silence. Consequently, I was helpless when a cause I supported upended an institution I held so dear.  I won’t make that mistake again.

If you have any love for virtue, character, responsibility, or achievement read this book and spread it widely. If only a handful students at Evergreen had received this inoculation, they could have "flattened the curve" of infection and saved thousands, if not millions of innocent minds.

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  • DanthaMan
  • 2020-10-16

AMAZING

Do you question everything you have seen in 2020. Well read this book and become Woke....The Real Woke not that nonsense that is being peddled on mainstream or legacy media. The Gadfather brilliantly explains all the bs we have been subjected to and more importantly what our kids have been subjected to. Thank you Gad for fighting the good fight. Everyone time to must up courage and grab your intellectual spear and defend yourselves. Enjoy

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  • purplecrayon88
  • 2020-10-22

Another Entry for the Echo Chamber

The author's style is engaging, and I'm sympathetic with most of his positions, but I can't give this book more than a middling review. It's bag of intellectual potato chips. You'll consume the whole thing in one sitting, but don't expect to be better for it.

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  • T. B. Donovan
  • 2020-10-10

Life changing book!

Gad Saad is a witty, brilliant scientist and teacher. He is also widely known for his magnifent looks! This book is terrific. Gad discusses complex ideas in an easy going way that is understandible to the great unwashed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-17

80% Nonsense, 20% Narcissistic Filler

Illogical claptrap claiming "Truth" while denying it. First 2 sections about his victimhood while championing truth/freedom.

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