How to Ruin the United States of America / Edition 1

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Overview

On the heels of his very successful books, How to Ruin Your Life, How to Ruin Your Love Life, and How to Ruin Your Financial Life, Ben Stein, in collaboration with his pal Phil DeMuth, has tongue firmly in cheek once again as he comes up with surefire ways to ruin the greatest nation in the history of the human race.Try a few of these on for size:· Trust the United Nations to protect us and our security.· Make it unlawful to worship God or even to show images of the Ten Commandments.· Convert our universities into fortresses of anti-Americanism, hatred of freedom, and centers of confusion and ignorance.· Encourage contempt for the family and for the community.· Allow Hollywood to brainwash us into believing that only suckers and criminals fight for their country.· Treat the military, the police, firefighters, and teachers as losers and pay them starvation wages.Hey, does any of this sound familiar? Maybe that’s because it’s already happening! Ben and Phil give you all the information you’ll ever need in order to successfully ruin the USA even further! Sardonic, humorous, but also angrily emphatic, this is a book every old-fashioned patriot really needs to read!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401918699
  • Publisher: New Beginnings Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben Stein can be seen talking about finance on Fox TV news every week. He has written about finance for Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal for decades and contributes regularly to the AARP’s Modern Maturity (now AARP: The Magazine). He was one of the chief busters of the junk bond frauds of the 1980s, has been a long-time critic of corporate executives’ self-dealing, and has written several self-help books about personal finance.Phil DeMuth is an investment psychologist with a longstanding interest in the stock market. He has written for The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, as well as Human Behavior and Psychology Today. His opinions have been quoted on theStreet.com and Fortune Magazine and is president of Conservative Wealth Management in Los Angeles.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2008

    Thought Prevoking

    The authors frame an excellent narrative that highlights many of the absurdities occurring in the current American culture. The points are well made and this is a good read. One weakness is they did not support many of their arguments or declared facts with clear sources.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    great book

    Important to read this to learn what is happening and why in the American culture.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

    The most insightful book I've read in a long time. It will be a gift this year.

    Stein and DeMuth hit it on the head with this book. Intelligence and candor abound. Ben's sarcasm also comes out at just the right junctures. A perfect combination.

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