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Barbarians: How Baby Boomers, Immigrants, and Islam Screwed My Generation

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  869 ratings  ·  109 reviews
The values that built the west have been forgotten. Instead, millennials have been raised to hold hedonism above all. Whatever feels good goes. Freedoms and rights are things for legislators and judges to conjure out of thin air, not precious traditions forged in the crucible of history. Most millennials reject the nuclear family, and the religious values, that our culture ...more
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Published December 21st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mark Nambo Lauren Southern and Milo both describe millennial's as putting
hedonism as a driving force. She talks about how many millennials don’t want anything…more
Lauren Southern and Milo both describe millennial's as putting
hedonism as a driving force. She talks about how many millennials don’t want anything to do with family or religious values that this country held as a norm for so many years. Millennials would bash christianity at the same time embrace islam, where islamic ppl hold their traditions way heavier than the west(hijabs and such)…. Southern also bashes some neoconservatives and how they get carried away with the wrong things.
Lauren southern mentions the negative feedback she got in school. I too saw this in college. It's funny how it all changed so rapidly. Now every book that is written starts with "The real truth about…."… and then some biased propaganda garbage.(less)
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Sarah
Feb 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I started reading this, I thought I might at least give Southern a 2-star rating for the fact that her book was reasonably well-written, and because she did cite a handful of sources as she went along. There were many, many other places where Southern would casually make claims with no citation or further explanation, but some attempt at explaining your thoughts is still better than none.

But ultimately Southern's arguments amounted to little more than a thin intro to whatever new ad hominem
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Inam
Jan 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Glossing over western atrocities and why we're in the place we're in today, the author portrays Muslims, social justice groups, the media, and more as existing in some sort of vacuum and just magically hating "western values" which in her mind are discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation, believing that police brutality doesn't exist, and ignoring income inequality.
Vilena
Amazing read.

Lauren keeps it concise yet comprehensive. In 80 pages, she managed to cover everythng that is wrong with the modern Western society, and lay out the ways to stop the obvious cultural deterioration and rise up from the ashes that the neocons, cultural Marxists, and the globalists have brought upon us. She depicts the whole process with flawless precision and accuracy, possessing high verbal intelligence.

Lauren does not cater to the right-wingers just for the sake of indulging their
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Marianne
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Lauren suddenly announced that she had written a book I was curious to see how it would turn out. I have to say that it had me enraptured from the first page and I wish it was longer. Although the book explores what could be considered depressing subject matter, Lauren's wit and sense of humour shines through making the book easy to read and relate to. The book whilst making me laugh was also very thought provoking and has taught me a lot about how both sides of politics have gotten to the ...more
Mario Lopez
This book is definitely the longest reddit post I have ever read.

The good:
But seriously, I enjoyed the author's writing style. It reflects the current Internet conventions that I'm accustomed to, and she wasn't afraid to say it like it is (in her head).

The bad:
This book is yet another one for the echo chamber (of which all ideologies have). The author presents herself as well researched, but the vast majority of her references are to news articles. Seriously?

I have no doubt she's spent countless
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Peter Starr
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To Read is to Understand The Trump Phenomenon

Cutting through the media muddle, Lauren paints a picture of why so many unseen voters pulled the lever for Trump. She goes on to explain why (and who) have gotten the West into a fight for it's very survival. Laying bare the motive of the left, Muslim culture, illegal immigrants, corporate elites, and culture warriors all, the picture comes into focus of what must be done in order for Western civilization to continue to be a beacon of light in a dark
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Jamie King
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
Millennials get a lot of criticism for the state of modern culture. Instead of blaming the victim Lauren acknowledges where we have been led astray. This requires examining the society that has bred us. The reality is a devaluation of morals and virtue due to lack of responsibility in favor of hedonistic pleasure, something embraced and forced to the youth by the baby boomers- the generation that took everything, left nothing, and stole from posterity.

This is the story of our stolen future. It i
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JJ
Jan 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
A veritable treatise on the use of faulty premises and false equivalencies in argument. As for the so-called humor, it's just a bunch of insults that are far more applicable to the author than those people and groups she insults: thus, the book is also nearly a treatise on projecting. The only truly funny thing within this book is that it begins with the author's stipulation that she learned next to nothing from her "deficient" "conventional modern education" before it (meaning the book) careens ...more
Jennifer
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always considered myself a liberal but the more I learn about the current state of left politics I realize I am a classical liberal. Lauren Southern has a horrible reputation as a racist, sexist etc but in reality all her critiques have not even allowed themselves to listen to her. She is articulate, well informed and confident. She is also a very beautiful attractive woman and that kills liberals. Anyone who goes against the grain in thinking that feminism is not what it once was and anyone w ...more
Lundy
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a very important book for my generation (millennials) to read. Lauren talks about the origins of our politically correct atmosphere and what we need to do combat it. A true eye-opener to those who are seeking truth in society and a refreshing message to those who thought our generation was lost to the left.
Dewey
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For those 90's children who still have vivid memories of watching the Matrix and being wowed by it, the newfound usage of the term Red Pill by the Men's Rights movement may come as no surprise; irrespective of whether they are right or wrong, the idea that society is raised to believe women in the West are extremely persecuted, when in reality it's the other way around with men being robbed of everything by their partners through the courts and are being demonized without check, is very similar ...more
Luke
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting little screed. Although a bit funny (intentionally so, on Southern's part), there's a lot going on here. Let me unpack it a bit.

Southern begins the book claiming that the West is dying, blaming Western education and ideas of "Western" (white?) guilt. With all due respect, it seems more likely that it wasn't that Southern's education failed her, but that she was kind've an idiot. What senior in high school can't name five classical authors? Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, Twain, Dickinson, P
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Amy
The last chapter of this pamphlet - it feels too wrong to call 84 pages a book - salvaged the thing for me. Up until that point, the name calling and general bashing filled me with nothing but disgust. In the last chapter, however, the author finally gets down to talking solutions and ideas: i.e. what I came for in the first place.
I gave up reading Ann Coulter because - even as someone who generally agrees with her conclusions - I couldn't stand the rancor in her writings. I want thoughtful ide
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Anya Koloberdina
A good introduction to the new conservative movement known as the new right or the "alt-right". Personally I did not learn anything new from these essays. As for the humor of this book that everyone seems to prays, well I found it questionable. Still it would make a decent intro for someone who just started realizing the true nature globalist idelogy.
Simon Clare
Feb 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am a fan of Lauren Southern's journalism, so this "book" (more of a pamphlet really though) was seriously disappointing.

Firstly, it is 82 pages long and an absolute rip-off. Secondly, it does not appear to have been edited, as it is infested with missing words, typos and sentences that simply do not make sense. Unforgivable in such a diminutive work.

Thirdly and most seriously, there are no coherent arguments in this book, which surprised me as I have heard Southern speak very well about the s
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Anil Swarup
A self professed right wing conservative, Lauren Southern comes down heavily on being liberal towards immigration in the context of the US. In her view, "Immigration is net negative on the economy because it grows the demands of the welfare state". She supports the philosophy propounded by Milton Friedman that "you can't have open borders and a welfare state".
The author is also vehemently opposed to Islam. For her, "Islam the religion is by its very nature dangerous to the West" because "Islam h
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Bret Dale Beach
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book

This is a must read well written and thought out this gal is right on the money!!!
Buy it you won't be disappointed!!!!
shane m sapp
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Read

Loved her prespective. Positions are supported with strong credible sources. Highly recommended for those who are looking for knowledge and fact.
Rebekah
Mar 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
What a lot of poorly edited drivel. Some of my favourite moments:

"The West need to think of itself as a family again, not as a sugar daddy for other people and their families...welcoming people who are culturally Western just makes sense... without this preference for people who belong and share its ideals, the West will wither and die faster than a flower watered with tequila."

"The Trump campaign was America's rape whistle"

"They'll (millennials) have to accept that diversity is not a strength;
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Urban Flowerpot
May 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I admire Lauren Southern so much...

But despite two glowing reviews from Gavin & Stefan I couldn't read more than half. When Stephen King suggests 'writing in your own voice (On Writing) Lauren took it to the point of sounding like a YouTube transcript. It's very hard on the eyes and impossible to enjoy if you haven't heard her speak, I'd wager.

As a gen-xer I really wanted to learn from her experiences as a millennial. However terms like Tumblerectomists or whatever the heck words she coins a
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Ana
Jun 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i didnt know why i wasted my time reading this, it is pretty much alt-right propaganda. Lauren Southern tends to misrepresent a lot of facts in this book. if i wanted to read this sort of garbage i would just go to reddit.
EdgeKween
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, 2017
Four stars because I wish it was longer.
Timothy
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dear Lauren Southern,

Because the internet is now as small as a liberal’s patience since they last told someone to check their privilege, inevitably you may see this review. I am not a SWJ, neocon, or raving maniac (not to be repetitious). I say this because when I have seen people involved in internecine arguments, many complain the one bringing the criticism must be the same as or in cahoots with those of the other political persuasion. [1] I want to be free to express my criticism without bei
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Josiah Hawkins
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I first became aware of Ms. Southern after she had a Perrier bottle of urine thrown on her head for saying that there are two genders. There is a relatively new contingent of liberals that believe, and have tried to institute, a number of ideas that were unheard of until now, and that gender and sexuality is a social construct is chief among them. What is most interesting is that none of these ideas of the New Left have translated across the political isle, and as a result there haven't been as ...more
Dewi A.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you consider yourself to be unfamiliar with mainstream millennial disillusionment with today's sociopolitical climate will find her book to be a decent introduction. Her sentiments about safe space culture, mass immigration and religious extremism attempt to form a cohesive string of arguments. For better or for worse, there is a lot of material that readers can challenge, re-string and be better informed on.

That being said, if you are argumentative, much of her narrative will be distracting
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Karen
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her cover is a bit reminiscent of Ann Coulter, don't you think? She reminds me a bit of her. Love her or hate her this woman has courage to speak her mind, in the face of political correctness. God Bless her for that. Do you remember when a conservative and liberal could have an intelligent conversation without it spiraling into name calling? Me neither. The SJW's have controlled the narrative for so long that any differing view point is now labeled racism, xenophobia, misogynistic, and any othe ...more
Daniel
Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general
It is an interesting commentary on the mess that neo-cons and the identity-politics obsessed left have made of the modern west. The book contains some good arguments against mass-immigration but could do with being a bit less crude in places and a bit less sweeping in some of its historical assertions. Still, it is a good effort from a very young author (I think she is about 22 years old).
Mark R Suter
Sep 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Some truths a lot of rhetoric

I read this and can't believe any of what she calls reform is possible. In a perfect world Islam would be eradicated. Good luck. Entitlement is here to stay. Thanx to the computer there aren't enough jobs anymore. But I do agree, build a wall.
Nehi Stauffer
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. We need western civilization restored.
Maria
Aug 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pirate
Where to start with this book?

I am one of the reviled "leftists" spoken about in this book, so I was well aware that I am not the target audience. Keep that in mind with my review.

First, what I liked. I think Lauren occasionally points the finger in the right place. The IMF and the World Bank are bad and are a reflection of deep issues with Top-down globalization. She discussed the failings of earlier generations and while I don't like her individual points, I did agree with the zeal she used to
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Canadian conservative-libertarian.

In 2015, Southern was a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Canada, but the party suspended her campaign after she protested a SlutWalk in Vancouver.

Since 2015 she works for The Rebel Media, a conservative media-outlet.

In 2016 she legally changed her gender to male to show the ease of the new gender ID laws.
“The experiment of multiculturalism was thought up in the minds of tenured intellectuals, put on paper by virtue signaling politicians, and then enjoyed by big business globalists.” 2 likes
“In other words, all those people claiming to be “triggered” aren’t lying: they really are rather like overanxious, emotional children with similarly childlike understandings of language and morality.” 1 likes
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