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Read the title

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Reviewed: 02-07-2019

As the author himself states this is the case against education, its biased in a way to make education look like a bad investment. It should be taken with more diverse views and the case for education is easy to come by as its fairly popular to support more education. I agree with some of the points in this book and think that many governments should rethink the way they structure and fund education, but I wouldn't say that the education system is a complete waste of time and money.

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Ground breaking

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Reviewed: 02-07-2019

I have been a follower of Haidt since The Righteous Mind, and I initially came at this book with the wrong mindset. The book gives the a great diagnosis of the issues with IGen, specifically the growing problems with the rates of youth autonomy, university campus culture and the political divide around it. As this book many of these are problems of progress. I have purchased copies of this for family members and would recommend to the widest audience.

Okay, but Ferguson has done better

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Reviewed: 02-07-2019

I felt a bit misinformed by the description as I believed that the book would likely have more coverage of the cold war, the vast majority of this book covers the period pre-1950. Additionally Ferguson choice to focus on the psycho-sexual dimension of the world wars. I would recommend this book for those who already have some knowledge of the period without as it does have some insight that isn't in all books of its subject.

Gripping

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Reviewed: 02-07-2019

As I rarely foray into the fiction books this was a pleasant surprise, the story was quick and held me on for hour long stints, i actually went on extra runs just to get through the book quicker. The audiobooks content is difficult at times and those sensitive to interment violence should take caution.

Well rounded

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Reviewed: 09-04-2017

I herd Douglas Murray on a podcast and bought this on a whim, did not know anything about the troubles before, but I really enjoyed this book and feel I learned a lot.

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