10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help

10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help - Benjamin Wiker Mr. Wiker looks at Machiavelli, DeCartes, Hobbes, Marx, Darwin, Hitler, Nietsche, Mead, Sanger, and Kinsey and offers, in admittedly 20/20 hindsight, how this books negatively influenced thinking at the time they were published. Then he goes on to explain how these books are still influencing current day ideas, life and values.

There is no doubt that some of these books, although not necessarily intentionally by the author, have come to be seen as “evil”. Mr. Wiker looks at them individually and as a successive group, one publication sometimes feeding off another in tone and idea. The author makes some good points without preaching. An interesting read, one that made me think and makes me want to delve a little deeper into the books he included.