The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense

The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense

by Gad Saad

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"Read this book, strengthen your resolve, and help us all return to reason." JORDAN PETERSON

*USA TODAY NATIONAL BESTSELLER*

There's a war against truth... and if we don't win it, intellectual freedom will be a casualty.

The West’s commitment to freedom, reason, and true liberalism has never been more seriously threatened than it is today by the stifling forces of political correctness.

Dr. Gad Saad, the host of the enormously popular YouTube show THE SAAD TRUTH, exposes the bad ideas—what he calls “idea pathogens”—that are killing common sense and rational debate. Incubated in our universities and spread through the tyranny of political correctness, these ideas are endangering our most basic freedoms—including freedom of thought and speech.

The danger is grave, but as Dr. Saad shows, politically correct dogma is riddled with logical fallacies. We have powerful
weapons to fight back with—if we have the courage to use them.

A provocative guide to defending reason and intellectual freedom and a battle cry for the preservation of our fundamental rights, The Parasitic Mind will be the most controversial and talked-about book of the year.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621579595
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 235
Sales rank: 12,924
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gad Saad, Ph.D. (Montreal, Canada), host of the popular YouTube show The Saad Truth and blogger for Psychology Today, is a professor of marketing at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. He holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption and is the author of The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption, plus numerous scientific papers.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 From Civil War to the Battle of Ideas 1

Chapter 2 Thinking versus Feeling, Truth versus Hurt Feelings 23

Chapter 3 Non-Negotiable Elements of a Free and Modern Society 41

Chapter 4 Anti-Science, Anti-Reason, and Illiberal Movements 69

Chapter 5 Campus Lunacy: The Rise of the Social Justice Warrior 93

Chapter 6 Departures from Reason: Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome 121

Chapter 7 How to Seek Truth: Nomological Networks of Cumulative Evidence 141

Chapter 8 Call to Action 171

Acknowledgements 193

Notes 195

Index 229

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