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by Benjamin J. Montoya
About the Author
Ben Shapiro is founding editor-in-chief and editor emeritus of The Daily Wire and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” the top conservative podcast in the nation. A New York Times bestselling author, Shapiro is a graduate of Harvard Law School and an Orthodox Jew. His work has been profiled in nearly every major American publication, and he has appeared as the featured speaker at many conservative events on campuses nationwide, several of those appearances targeted by progressive and “Antifa” activists.
The kind of authoritarianism mentioned in this book is not the kind that the popular media portrays. For example, on January 6, 2021, a group of right-wing extremists invaded the capital. The media, left-leaning, took the opportunity to claim that this was an authoritarian outbreak. Is it really? Or is the left just using an opportunity like this one to take over as authoritarians themselves? Read this important book to learn more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 How to Silence a Majority
Chapter 2 How the Authoritarian Left Renormalized America
Chapter 3 The Creation of a New Ruling Class
Chapter 4 How ScienceTM Defeated Actual Science
Chapter 5 Your Authoritarian Boss
Chapter 6 The Radicalization of Entertainment
Chapter 7 The Fake News
Chapter 8 Unfriending Americans
Conclusion The Choice Before Us
Chapter 1: How to Silence a Majority
The majority of the Americans voted for Trump in the election in 2016, and many, if not most of them, voted for him in 2020. The problem is that because the left has so taken over the country by demanding silence from those with whom they disagree, that silence is expected instead of allowing people to speak their views.
Second, the left has taken over American institutions, such that anyone right-leaning (=the majority of the country) now has no place in such institutions. It is required that people in academia agree with the Democratic agenda and views. Furthermore, that even means that many people will label ideas with which they disagree as “hate speech,” even if it actually does not. Now, does that mean ipso facto that all liberals disagree with free speech? Of course not. Many of them still do. But the majority of liberals only want free speech for those who agree with themselves.
The real divide in our country that has come to silence a majority is this larger cultural divide. Instead of the left allowing free speech for ideas with which they disagree, they seek to censor, and hence silence everyone else. What can we do? Shapiro writes:
To understand how to combat it, we must first understand the history and program of our new cultural fascisti; next, we must understand how deeply our core institutions have been weaponized; and finally, we must understand our own weaknesses, and seek to correct them. . . .[To continue reading this summary, please see below....]
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THE AUTHORITARIAN MOMENT: HOW THE LEFT WEAPONIZED AMERICA’S INSTITUTIONS AGAINST DISSENT, by Ben Shapiro