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Don't Burn This Book

Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason

Dave Rubin

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28 April 2020
Society & Social Sciences; Society & culture: general; Comparative politics; Freedom of information & freedom of speech
"Topical, engaging, personable and, above all, reassuring." - Dr Jordan B Peterson

From the host of The Rubin Report - the most-watched talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube - this is a roadmap for free thinking in an increasingly censored world.

The left is no longer liberal.

Once on the side of free speech and tolerance, progressives now ban speakers from college campuses, cancel people who aren't up to date on the latest genders, and force religious people to violate their conscience. They have abandoned the battle of ideas and begun fighting a battle of feelings. This uncomfortable truth has turned moderates and true liberals into the politically homeless class.

Dave Rubin launched his political talk show The Rubin Report in 2015 as a meeting ground for free thinkers who realise that partisan politics is a dead end. He hosts people he both agrees and disagrees with - including those who have been dismissed, deplatformed and despised - taking on the most controversial issues of our day. As a result, he's become a voice of reason in a time of madness.

Now he gives you the tools you need to think for yourself in an age when tribal outrage is the only available alternative. Based on his own story, as well as his experiences on the front lines of the free speech wars, this book will empower you to make up your own mind about what you believe on any issue and teach you the fine art of:

- Checking your facts, not your privilege, when it comes to today's most pervasive myths, from the wage gap and gun violence to climate change and hate crimes.

- Standing up to the mob against today's absurd PC culture, when differences of opinion can bring relationships - professional or personal - to a sudden end.

- Defending classically liberal principles such as individual rights and limited government, because freedom is impossible without them.

The Progressive Woke Machine is waging war against the last free thinkers in the world. Don't Burn This Book is the definitive account of our current political upheaval and your guide to surviving it.
By:   Dave Rubin
Imprint:   Constable
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781472134516
ISBN 10:   1472134516
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   28 April 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dave Rubin is the creator and host of The Rubin Report, the most-watched talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube. A former progressive turned classical liberal, he speaks to millions all over the world, including touring with Dr. Jordan Peterson, and performs stand-up comedy in cities around the United States. Originally from Long Island, New York, he currently lives in Los Angeles with his husband, David, and their dog, Emma. This is his first book.

Reviews for Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason

Dave Rubin's genuine curiosity and willingness to seriously consider opinions across the political spectrum have rightly made The Rubin Report a necessary corrective to modern journalism. Don't Burn This Book charts his personal and political transformation from predictable progressive to independent and informed thinker in a manner that his readers should find topical, engaging, personable and, above all, reassuring * Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life and Maps of Meaning *


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