Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason
America, and the West in general, is in the midst of an identity crisis that's headed towards an outright ...more
i can't wait for my brain to go in recovery mode after taking so many high-level ideas from reading this book.
edit: i read rubin's book and i'm unsure how many stars i should give it. it deserves one for sure, but i don't want to dissuade people from reading it and finding out how stupid rubin really is.
here are my favourite high-level ideas i found in his book:
- dave rubin blaming himself for 9/11. apparently, he was the culprit for coming out of the closet (which succinctly shows how narcissis
I am not surprised, just pointing it out.
P.S. if anyone's still wondering about Dave, I would like you to know that - David Joshua Rubin, a GAY JEW is not a "far-right", sexist, homophobic, transphobic, racist Nazi White Supremacists.
P.p.S. The only way Dave is right, is as in correct/accurate/precise. ...more
In the early chapters, Dave Rubin delineates a story of his coming-out as a gay man in a way that is actually quite hilarious. I realise that for him it was a difficult time, but he cracks jokes about the whole thing. This is good because it smacks of a man who has dealt with his pain and moved forward, which is precisely the theme of the entire book. And he somehow manages to do it while inserti ...more
In a nutshell, it’s the victim complex in book form. Written by a grifter who made a complete political 180 after getting his show funded by the Koch ...more
“…losing a debate isn’t a sign of stupidity or weakness, but a sign of growth if you’re willing to embrace it with humility.”
It was when I read that one sentence I realized that this book was indeed very special, at least to me .It is a book that as you read it, you find yourself putting the book down, taking a sip of your coffee, sitting back in your chair and not just think about what you have read, you truly think about what you have just ...more
What skews many people's review is Dave used to be an extreme liberal, still is a traditional liberal but he mentions how the democrat party is no longer progressive. He gives a funny and thought provoking view on it.
I'm a democrat. I was recommended this book by a friend, read it and loved it. I'm still a democrat but would've enjoyed it ...more
Don't let the 1-star reviews scare you off. They exist to actually prove Dave's point that we have become tribalistic again, seeking only to defend our political groups and causes rather than actually listening to (and God forbid learning FROM) others around us who don't always share the same views as we d ...more
"... Ukraine [...] gave up its nukes to become a NATO country [...], but when Russia invaded Crimea, Ukraine got zero support. The country gave up its most potent weapons for a signed bit of paper, which meant absolutely nothing."
Ukraine is not and never has been a member of NATO, and this is but one example of several basic, widely available facts Rubin got wrong. Yes, this is the quality you can e ...more
WE LOST THE VIETNAM WAR DAVE GOD THIS IS EMBARRASSING ...more