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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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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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Outstanding

Time to re-think our governments, educational institutions and social trajectory. The fools in charge are leading us to out inevitable end as a decent moral society. The fools must be eliminated and replaced with common sense 'adults'. Instead of lining up for a Covid vaccine, we should all be vaccinating ourselves against SJW's and the deplorable leftists. Great book Gad. Look forward to your next one.

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timely!

love how you stumble on to a book and it is the perfect time for the information. Fabulous insights and well worth the read!

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  • D O
  • 2021-01-16

Thanks Dr. Saad!

great content and context for our time. I have listened to his podcasts and videos and he just makes so much sense and is relatable. I picked up some good bits of knowledge and additional sources for my research.

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Free Speech defense at its best.

Excellent book, but I would have preferred a more animated narration. I kept expecting to hear the Gaad Father's sardonic wit and voice combination.

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A welcome voice of reason

Where are logic, reason and humanity are failing us Dr. Saad is picking up the pieces.

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  • RB
  • 2020-12-29

A book for the times

I needed something to convince me I wasn't crazy. I have been staring into this world for awhile wondering how we got to this point where it seems like the most insane people are the ones pulling the strings and getting the power. Dr. Saad puts it all together in a way I can understand. It's a powerful, telling book that is bound to get the ire from the usual pundits and rank order SJW's.

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Well written and researched

Gad does an outstanding job highlighting the issues with today’s PC culture. His satire adds an enjoyable humour to the troubling ideologies that are infecting today’s western world.

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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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  • 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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  • Frenchie Gorganzola
  • 2020-11-28

Where is the science.

He talks about how his life is based on truth and freedom and how he is such a scientist but just makes fun of the left. I found this terribly shallow.

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  • Anthony Keown
  • 2020-10-19

Great Book, Poor Narration, PDF Not Attached

Dr. Saad’s book provided a deep dive into the current thought processes that have taken hold of many people in our society. Resilience, independence, and being proactive during these times is encouraged in The Parasitic Mind. Great content in this book, but the narration didn’t match the material. Jim Meskimen sounded like a robot or the male Siri while reading this book. Having Dr. Saad narrate would be a huge upgrade for this Audible book. The mentioned PDF in this book was not sent or attached to this book.

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  • Mr. Johnson
  • 2020-11-28

The ancient art of the strawman

There's a reason this audiobook is free. If you enjoy having your paranoid fantasies confirmed again and again and yet again without variation, this is for you.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.