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The Parasitic Mind

How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense
By: Gad Saad
Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

The West’s commitment to freedom, reason, and true liberalism have become endangered by a series of viral forces in our society today. Renowned host of the popular YouTube show, The Saad Truth, Dr. Gad Saad exposes how an epidemic of idea pathogens are spreading like a virus and killing common sense in the West. 

Serving as a powerful follow-up to Jordan Peterson’s book 12 Rules for Life, Dr. Saad unpacks what is really happening in progressive safe zones, why we need to be paying more attention to these trends, and what we must do to stop the spread of dangerous thinking. 

A professor at Concordia University who has witnessed this troubling epidemic first-hand, Dr. Saad dissects a multitude of these concerning forces (corrupt thought patterns, belief systems, attitudes, etc.) that have given rise to a stifling political correctness in our society and how these have created serious consequences that must be remedied - before it’s too late. 

©2020 Gad Saad (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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A challenge to bad ideas and downright lies.

Thank you. I needed this! a great dissection of the many issues that are prevalent Western society today. if you are concerned by the direction of travel towards a world where difference of opinion is no longer tolerated and "everyone who disagrees with me is a nazi" then you will get a lot from this book. Excellent listen.

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I liked Gad Saad before reading this book, now I

like him even more. Quite possibly, this is one of the most entertaining yet insightful books I have read in years. It's assessment of western downfall and rise of wokedom is very sophisticated and on-point. 10/10.

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Honest, Direct, Inescapable, Necessary

Loved it. Gad Saad is talking straight like few others. A much needed antidose to the pseudobabble of the day.

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Essential reading.

The most important book this year. It takes all the bad ideas and gives you the means to tackle them. Gad's personality shines through keeping the content lively, thought provoking, engaging, challenging and entertaining throughout.

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no pdf

told in intro there was an accompanying pdf. alas it dose not show in library or on app for either windows or apple iphone. this is confusing and is reason for 3 stars only

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A bit of the same

It was fun to listen to, but since I have already read most of Sam Harris's work, this didn't really bring anything new to the table. Gad Saad's sense of humour made it fun to listen to though.

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Typical Saad wit!

With his usual satirical and sharp tongue, Dr Saad’s newest book will help any struggling with today’s culture to see clearly some of the prevailing issues

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Gad, read your own book!

Gad, read your own book! Gad, read your own book! Gad, read your own book! Loved the book.

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A eulogy for Enlightenment thought

Gad Saad will make you lament for the death of reason like Charlton Heston in planet of the apes. Indoctrinated morons control the media, tech, academia and large chunks of the goverment. His book is a call to arms, the fightback will be long and hard but the alternative, if they succeed, is too depressing to contemplate

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Honeybadgers Unite!

An excellent distillation of the attacks on the western ideals of democracy, freedom of speech and reason and how to combat them. Release your inner Honeybadger!

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  • Jamshed
  • 07-10-20

Amusing yet terrifying book

You will smile at various phrases that the author has invented but after a while you will realize how deep his thoughts are. What distinguishes this book from others on the fall of Western Civilization is the accurate and wholesome diagnosis of the problem, choice of clear words and the broadness of the solutions offered. This book must be part of college curriculum and beyond.

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  • Anthony Keown
  • 19-10-20

Great Book, Poor Narration, PDF Not Attached

Dr. Saad’s book provided a deep dive into the current thought processes that have taken hold of many people in our society. Resilience, independence, and being proactive during these times is encouraged in The Parasitic Mind. Great content in this book, but the narration didn’t match the material. Jim Meskimen sounded like a robot or the male Siri while reading this book. Having Dr. Saad narrate would be a huge upgrade for this Audible book. The mentioned PDF in this book was not sent or attached to this book.

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  • DanthaMan
  • 16-10-20

AMAZING

Do you question everything you have seen in 2020. Well read this book and become Woke....The Real Woke not that nonsense that is being peddled on mainstream or legacy media. The Gadfather brilliantly explains all the bs we have been subjected to and more importantly what our kids have been subjected to. Thank you Gad for fighting the good fight. Everyone time to must up courage and grab your intellectual spear and defend yourselves. Enjoy

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  • T. B. Donovan
  • 10-10-20

Life changing book!

Gad Saad is a witty, brilliant scientist and teacher. He is also widely known for his magnifent looks! This book is terrific. Gad discusses complex ideas in an easy going way that is understandible to the great unwashed

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  • Libor Novotny
  • 07-10-20

the most important book of our time

I can not stop listening to this book. it is antivirus to the crazyness everywhere

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-20

excellent read

Gad wrote a really good book. Gets right at the heart of the matter strait away. Never boring, and at times makes you laugh.

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  • Wilton D. Alston
  • 23-10-20

Activate Your Inner Honey Badger!

Have been familiar with and a fan of Dr. Saad for a while, but this magnum opus exceeded even my high expectations. He manages to walk the necessary line between presenting intellectual ideas with necessary academic rigor, while speaking plainly. No easy feat. As well, he maintains his trademark rapier satire whenever possible. The book is both informative and inspiring! Quite frankly, five stars seems a little short! #BeAHoneyBadger

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  • Louis Schreiber
  • 23-10-20

Outstanding!

This book is like the missing piece of the puzzle. Thorough explanations and insights into what our society is going through. Dr. Saad applies the perfect bit of sarcasm to get necessary to get through some tough topics.

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  • purplecrayon88
  • 22-10-20

Another Entry for the Echo Chamber

The author's style is engaging, and I'm sympathetic with most of his positions, but I can't give this book more than a middling review. It's bag of intellectual potato chips. You'll consume the whole thing in one sitting, but don't expect to be better for it.

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  • Joshua Payne
  • 28-10-20

Fantastic

Gad Saad bringing us his Gadly wisdom once again. I would even go so far as to say is this book is the cure to "White Fragility."