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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  754 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
From the editor-at-large of, a timely and compelling look at how liberals use bullying toward their opponents on today’s top political issues.

From the editor-at-large of comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery.

While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all the
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Threshold Editions
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Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After seeing the twentysomething author take down Piers Morgan on the latter's CNN talk show, I ordered the book thinking it would be a similarly smart take-down of smug leftists who attempt to bully conservatives into silence by calling us names and questioning our motives.

And to be sure, he does do much solid research providing examples of just that, liberals substituting name-calling for argument. But, he also engages in his own share of name calling, offering gratuitous asides mocking libera
John Roskelley
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have asked some liberal friends to read this in exchange for my reading and objectively critiquing anything they want to suggest. So far, I've had no one accept this challenge. I suspect that they don't want to be exposed to a well-written and well-documented review of their well-known tactics. Keep up the Breitbart dream, Ben.
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent answer to name calling and insult that is routinely part of the left's reaction to disagreement. The vitriol put out in the last years, especially upon Andrew Breitbart's death! This is a needed answer. Timely and overdue. Stomach churning, gut wrenching- the constant insults by media, celebs, and our President. And not only to Conservatives either, but to and about almost every aspect of Christianity belief and practice in general. They are contained not only in the positive (which app ...more
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
You know how you sometimes wish someone would write the way you think when referring to the media types that denigrate conservatisim and Christianity? This book does just that. Fairly dripping with humerous sarcasm, not to mention THE TRUTH about the left and how they operate, I loved this book!
This book is the worst kind of garbage. It's not even worthy of being burned. Perhaps it could be shredded, mixed with cow manure and thrown on next year's garden, but I'd worry about the toxicity keeping the seeds from germinating.

Ben Shapiro is a bully of the most deceptive kind: the bully who plays the victim card. And in case you think my introductory paragraph is bullying, lets look at how Shapiro says you should treat a bully, "There is only one way to stop a bully: to punch back. We've se
David Kirtley
Dec 13, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's impossible to overstate how boring this book is. I got curious about Ben Shapiro after reading a hagiographic profile of him in the New York Times which described him as a formidable intellect and gladiator of the debate stage who's appealing to a new generation of young conservatives. But if Shapiro possesses any intellect or debating ability, you wouldn't know it from reading this book. This is the same old right-wing talk radio Rush Limbaugh shtick that was stale back in the '80s. If I h ...more
Michelle Robinson
Jun 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Hmmm, I read this book because it has become increasingly obvious, in my opinion, that there is a definite bias in our media. That may be an obvious statement to some. That was not the case for me.

I was completely surprised by the total lack of coveerage most media gave to Floyd Lee Corkins II who shot a guard at the Family Research Council. This was an act of terroristis violence. Had it happened at an abortion clinic it would have been on all the news outlets for days, that is what I though a
Jamie King
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Shapiro is very smart. I don't think anyone could deny that. This is another one of those Liberal bash books/conservative defense. I feel like a genre is forming.

The book pours over so much development in the media. It is great for this cataloging but does not make for good entertainment at times. I constantly felt that much of the events I was somewhat familiar with were like getting beat over the head with the point instead of moving on. The format would of been much better like the PIG "textb
James Chappell
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this is a damn sight better than Brainwashed, and a very good read, it just scraped a fourth star. Shapiro is sharp as usual in his observations on the bullying tactics of the left, and when dealing with this, it makes for riveting, infuriating reading. The problem is that when writing his retorts, Shapiro is nowhere near as courteous as he is in real life. In fact he's sometimes almost as downright crude as those he lambasts and really needs to tone it down. Kimberly Strassel did it the r ...more
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, audiobooks
This book is an outlet for Shapiro to talk about anything he wants. Because I like hearing Ben rant about anything he wants, this was interesting for me; I trust him. If I didn't know or trust the author, then I would not have enjoyed this nearly as much. I also usually enjoy and understand his levels of sarcasm, but in this book I think he could have toned it down just a little. In a few spots I could feel him trying too hard to be funny. He also comes down hard on Obama, which is fine but it d ...more
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Benjamin Shapiro was born in 1984. He entered UCLA at the age of 16 and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in June 2004 with a BA in Political Science. He graduated Harvard Law School cum laude in June 2007. Shapiro was hired by Creators Syndicate at age 17 to become the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S.

His columns are printed in major newspapers and websites including
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“And the leftist bullies use that nonconstitutional phrase as a baton with which to club their opponents into submission. Jefferson’s “wall of separation between Church & State,” a phrase from his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists, was meant not to prevent people from expressing religion in the public square but to prevent government from infringing on religious freedom.” 10 likes
“It’s far more common for leftists to routinely pick up weapons and try to kill those with whom they disagree than it is for those on the other side of the ideological spectrum.” 5 likes
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