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Ben Shapiro’s Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future is a serious-minded treatise on morality, sexuality, and the modern era which attempts to coral a wide variety of statistics, trends, and anecdotal evidence into a cohesive commentary on West’s so-called "porn generation", and the social mores that define the lives of young Americans today.

Andrew Sweeney’s performance perfectly complements the academic tone of this extremely thought-provoking conservative work; his reading is calm and measured, but eminently listenable, and he guides the listener through Shapiro’s arguments with great grace. An interesting and engrossing contribution to the ongoing debate on modern American cultural values.

Publisher's Summary

Talkin’ about my generation? It’s the Porn Generation

It’s everywhere, from commercials to New York Times best-sellers to college (and even younger) classrooms. In fact, pornography has become such a part of normal life in 21st century America that many teens and twenty-somethings have had no more important influence. They are the porn generation, where life’s expectations come from Mouseketeer pop tarts, Victoria’s Secret, internet titillation, and condom-flogging sex education.

Tom Wolfe’s novel Charlotte Simmons told part of the story - but in Porn Generation it’s for real. Ben Shapiro speaks as a member of this generation, and the tale he has to tell is a shocking perspective on life in an age where moral relativism reigns on college campuses, oversexed narcissism rules the airwaves, and purity is the new sin. In Porn Generation you’ll learn:

  • How porn producers see themselves as shaping and taking over Mainstreet U.S.A.
  • The real face of taxpayer-funded sex education: nine-year-olds learning about condoms; twelve-year-olds being questioned about their "sexual orientation"
  • The new collegiate do’s (accepting "sexile") and don’ts ("dormcest")
  • How Hollywood and TV have mainstreamed pornography: why porn stars now turn up regularly on television and in glossy ads - and why celebrities imitate porn stars
  • Mamas, don’t let your daughters grow up to be co-eds: why on college campuses - and throughout the porn generation - sexual relationships are as disposable as used condoms

Is there any good news? Yes. A lifestyle of playing pimps and hos - even if dressed up in preppie clothing - can only last so long before disease, despair, and depression set in - and many in the porn generation are beginning to wake up to their tragedy. Ben Shapiro closes Porn Generation with a roundtable discussion that brings together the diverse perspectives of columnist and bestselling author Michelle Malkin, Dallas Morning News op-ed editor Rod Dreher, former Princeton chaplain Father C. J. McCloskey III, and columnist and best-selling author David Limbaugh to discuss how bad things have become and what the prospects are for bringing the porn generation back from the brink. Porn Generation is the book that will define this generation - and provide a warning for generations to come.

©2005 Ben Shapiro (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Contemplative and Revealing Read

This book sleuths through recent culture and placed some of the missing puzzle pieces for understanding why I think the way I do and how I’ve been influenced by the background drone of daily cultural exposure.

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Do not buy!!

Absolutely dreadful. I wish I hadn’t bought this. Very very simple-minded, almost childish arguments to prove points.

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  • Casey
  • 2018-07-02

So this is how our culture became porn obsessed

an absolutely excellent book. I just wish Ben Shapiro himself had narrated it. I tried doubling the speed of the narrator but it just wasn't the same.

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  • Idan
  • 2017-03-09

Im a leftist and i loved it

Ben Shapiro continuously impressed me throughout the book seeing as all his arguments were backed up my solid data. There are sometimes where it is noticeable that the data is skewed a bit to favor Ben's arguments which is why I gave it a 4 instead of 5 star rating.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-03-27

Listen to it, or read it, but don't neglect it

Absolutely eye opening. A must read, or listen for everyone. It will provide you with more knowledge and a greater understanding of why American entertainment's standards have fallen, and some suggestions on how to bring back, or raise those standards again.

The narrator was generally good, but there were a few small parts where he seemed... Uninteresting, or unappealing for lack of better words to describe it. But overall he was very good, and I'd listen to him again.

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  • TINA
  • 2016-11-30

As a social scientist

Shapiro is so smart. I have a MA is Cross-cultural studies, and found this book to be right on so many levels, and I learned some things in the process. Must read if you'd like to reverse the tide of hypersexualization, and restore innocence to childhood.

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  • Frank
  • 2013-11-30

GREAT BOOK ON OUR MELTDOWN

There is no escaping the TRUTH. Shapiro is 100% correct in his argument in spelling out the moral degradation that we are witnessing in our society and how it impacts our culture (especially for our children). He craft fully outlines how we are being sold out by Hollywood, the Music Industry, our education system, and our government. If you have children, you should read this book. A+

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  • 2018-08-31

Please, get a new narrator.

As with all Ben Shapiro books, the book was fantastic. The narrator was absolutely horrible and robotic. It sounds like a robot is reading the book. Half the time you can't make a distinction between Ben's witty and sarcastic humor and the previous sentences because the monotone robotic narration. Book I definitely give a 5 out of 5. The narration if give 0 out of 5.

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  • Corey
  • 2018-06-17

Ummm... WOW

A great insight to the rampant culture pushed by liberals. Too much detail on occassion.

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  • cory wadsworth
  • 2018-04-18

If you have kids read this

So worth the read (or listen rather) to understand what my boys will be facing and worse when they are teens. Oversexing our children’s lives with too much television, videos games and music is bad parenting. This will inspire or compel you to do better!

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  • jacob swane
  • 2018-02-17

Im a left minded atheist and I love this book

Shapiro and myself disagree on many topics which is what makes this well researched book so interesting. This book hilights many of my childhood heros and how my generation has been influenced by them, mass media, and the free love do what you want mentality of my parents generation. As a teacher I have seen how the internet has an increasingly huge impact on the development of the kids in our nation. This book brings light to how a generation raised by mass media and the instaint gratification of modern society has impacted the lives of basically everyone around me, myself included. Our children will mimic the behavior they see which is why it is importaint to monitor what they see.

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  • Paul
  • 2017-10-10

The facts carve out an interesting moral landscape

A quick and interesting read. The facts are somewhat surprising. The line of purity is set at 'Ben', which is a little high. So some of the book seems a little like Michael Jordan yelling at his teammates.

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