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DAVID KUPELIAN'S CULTURE-WAR BESTSELLER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!Millions of Americans today accept ideas and behaviors that would have horrified all previous generations. Why?Why have thousands of years of Judeo-Christian moral standards suddenly been abandoned? What's behind today's divorce epidemic? Why is public prayer being criminalized? Why are 3,000 innocent unDAVID KUPELIAN'S CULTURE-WAR BESTSELLER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!Millions of Americans today accept ideas and behaviors that would have horrified all previous generations. Why?Why have thousands of years of Judeo-Christian moral standards suddenly been abandoned? What's behind today's divorce epidemic? Why is public prayer being criminalized? Why are 3,000 innocent unborn children aborted daily? In this widely acclaimed expose, veteran journalist David Kupelian reveals the brilliant marketing strategies that have turned America upside down."Within the space of our lifetime, much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped, and sold to us as though it had great value. By skillfully playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity, and tolerance, these marketers have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which every other generation has regarded as grossly self-destructive--in a word, evil."...

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  • Dave Lester
    2018-11-10 23:39

    Oh boy...where to begin. This is one awful, knee-jerk reactionary book from right wing author, Daniel Kupelian. In this work, he manages to rail against multi-culturalism, people who dress in saggy pants and youth pastors who talk in jive. I don't even know where to begin in talking about how pathetic this whole work is.Going into this book, I thought the work would be an interesting read. After all, the title "The marketing of evil" implies the author exploring how the media (or perhaps different groups) package messages in order to try and get the ideas into the American mainstream. If this actually was the main thrust of the book, I would have found it more interesting.However, the author proceeds to go on a far right tirade against the usual suspects: gays, America being a Christian nation, abortion, multiculturalism, the media being liberal, public schools collapsing, the break down of the family, and how rock n roll is evil.In all honesty, there are a few interesting parts. The chapter about gay rights revolves around how two well-educated homosexuals from Harvard completed a blue print for making gay people more mainstream and acceptable in the work "After the Ball". The author quotes extensively from this book. The interesting part of this chapter is the strategy for how they did this. If the book would have followed this pattern, then it would have fared much better.The rest of the book certainly demonstrates how Mr. Kupelian lives in a box of his own philosophy. He complains that "liberal elites" in schools now bash Christopher Columbus and the founding fathers and make them out to be bad people. I'm sure this is probably the case in some quarters but what exactly is Mr. Kupelian arguing? Does he not want the truth about our founding fathers told? That most of them owned slaves or that slavery was a huge part of the beginning of America and is enshrined in the Constitution. I would argue, as a Christian, that the truth always needs to be told as devoid from agendas as possible (this may be impossible but we have to make an effort).The author also insists this is a Christian nation. America is NOT a Christian nation. We have religious freedom and Christianity undeniably had an influence in our country's history but there is no way our government is Christian or should be Christian. (For a great book on this topic, see "American Gospel" by Jon Meacham).The sad thing is that I probably agree with some of Mr. Kupelian's points. I'm committed to a pro-life position. Biblically, I view homosexuality as a sin (but politically believe that people should be free from government interference in their family lives). I just in so disgusted with how this information is presented with shoddy research, obviously biased sources, and not even compelling arguments. It is really that bad.The most disturbing thing of all is that Mr. Kupelian seems to imply that anyone who thinks differently than him is evil. A part of some evil conspiracy that is taking over America. This guy needs to stop drinking the Kool-aid.

  • Julie Clark
    2018-11-10 22:28

    Well - This one is just making me mad. An exposé of how we are systematically and methodically fed the lie that good is bad and bad is good. This was a good one to read after the one mentioned above. In light of the fact that the Jesus Of Suburbia book encourages us to live a life that will be “read” by unbelievers, I can’t just get mad. I have to pray for (and be salt and light to) not only the ones who have been deceived but for the deceivers as well.From Amazon:“The Marketing of Evil reveals how much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped and sold to them as though it had great value. Highly skilled marketers, playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity and tolerance, have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America’s founding regarded as grossly self-destructive—in a word, evil.”

  • Winston
    2018-11-08 02:30

    The author is connected with World Net Daily, an extreme right-wing propaganda mill. According to Kupelian, "evil" is anything that goes against the status quo, or ancient traditions. The details he presents are hardly convincing.Gay rights is seen as a boogeyman that will destroy society (even though none of the states or nations that have adopted marriage equality have fallen down a cliff of "immorality". And even if population decline is a result (which it isn't),The author attempts to debunk what he views as the "myth" of church-state separation. There is no myth. The American founding fathers were unequivocal about the harm that religious conflict led to in the middle ages, which was precisely where they fled. If David wants a theocracy so badly, he should move to Saudi Arabia.The selling of sex (prostitution, sex toys, etc) is asserted as "evil" without a shred of evidence. There is, however, a considerable body of evidence showing the opposite, namely, that as pornography becomes more widely available and people stop living under a repressive umbrella of sexual repression, sex crimes will markedly fall. This was irrefutably proven in a study entitled "Pornography, Public Acceptance and Sex Related Crime: A Review". If anything, punishing children for looking at erotic material and a strict religious upbringing with arbitrary rules and punishments will lead to sexual predators.The 60's generation. Do I detect jealously from the availability of free love and mutual respect?Destruction of marriage is linked to abortion, same-sex marriage and no-fault divorce, says Kupelian. What he fails to realise (or can't be bothered researching) are the unquestionable benefits of no-fault divorce over the previous system (fabricated wrongdoings used as wedges to liberate oneself from an unhappy or abusive marriage). I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he wanted to make women property.As for the benefits of no-fault divorce, here are just a handful: " In every state that adopted no-fault divorce, whether unilateral or by mutual consent, divorce rates increased for the next five years or so. But once the pent-up demand for divorces was met, divorce rates stabilized. Indeed, in the years since no-fault divorce became well-nigh universal, the national divorce rate has fallen, from about 23 divorces per 1,000 married couples in 1979 to under 17 per 1,000 in 2005.Even during the initial period when divorce rates were increasing, several positive trends accompanied the transition to no-fault. The economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the University of Pennsylvania report that states that adopted no-fault divorce experienced a decrease of 8 to 16 percent in wives' suicide rates and a 30 percent decline in domestic violence.t's true that unilateral divorce leaves the spouse who thinks the other's desire to divorce is premature with little leverage to slow down the process or to pressure the other partner into accepting counseling. It allows some individuals to rupture relationships for reasons many would consider shallow and short-sighted.But once you permit the courts to determine when a person's desire to leave is legitimate, you open the way to arbitrary decisions about what is or should be tolerable in a relationship, made by people who have no stake in the actual lives being lived. After all, there is growing evidence that marital counseling can repair some marriages even after infidelity, which New York has long accepted as a fault sufficient to end a marriage. But that does not mean New York should reduce its existing grounds for divorce even further.A far better tack is to encourage couples to mediate their parting rather than litigate it, especially if children are involved. In a 12-year study of divorcing couples randomly assigned to either mediation or litigation, the psychologist Robert Emery of the University of Virginia and his colleagues found that as little as five to six hours of mediation had powerful and long-term effects in reducing the kinds of parental conflict that produce the worst outcomes for children. Parents who took part in mediation settled their disputes in half the time of parents who used litigation; they were also much more likely to consult with each other after the divorce about children's discipline, moral training, school performance and vacation plans."Source: The New York Times, Divorce, No-Fault Style Published: June 16, 2010Selling of unrestricted abortion (the flip side would be enslaving women to their biology. Furthermore, Kupelian's position would mandate blood and kidney donations from the living.Role of Christianity in America - more attempts to weasel out of the first amendment. Freedom of religion cannot exist without freedom FROM religion. Would he make similar cases for religions that he personally does not subscribe to?

  • Laura
    2018-10-30 04:19

    There was lots of material worth thinking about in this book, and I even agree with a lot of it, but the author sensationalized his claims so much that it hurt his credibility. Also, from the title, I'd been hoping the book would be more about marketing per se, but only one chapter is.

  • Jan Staveley
    2018-11-10 02:31

    Another profoundly impacting book that will change how you see the world around you. The author does a great job of exposing how in one generation we have gone from being people who uphold traditional values to see evil repackaged and now defining our society. Things like abortion, homosexuality have been marketed - slick campaign's costing lots of money to deliberately make the unthinkable acceptable. Both these things are anti-life and the social cost and the lives lost are beyond counting. David Kupelian asks us to look at ourselves and ask these questions: "how does child molesting become 'man-boy love'? How does crushing a babies skull become a constitutional right? How has America embraced a culture of death?" I think this book is a must read for anyone wanting to find out what is actually happening in society today and a call to all people (and Christians in particular) to stand up for the truth against pervasive lies. For those who rejected Christianity and the foundation it gave to a sound society then you have what you wanted a world without God! We are going to reap a whirlwind of consequences as a result of this as society will continual to deteriorate around us. We cannot claim ignorance of how and why with a book like this available.

  • Courtney
    2018-10-24 03:38

    Kupelian's book provides a pretty thorough "breakdown of the breakdown" in American culture over the last 60-70 years, though the title is somewhat misleading. Over and over, Kupelian discusses the fact that powerful people in media, academia, and politics have been trying to to build their vision of utopia since the turn of the last century. But by bringing up the word "marketing," I had expected there to be a discussion not only of the aims and tactics, but an introduction for the layman to how those tactics are designed to work. Instead, the book tends more towards personal jeremiad than explanation.

  • Denise
    2018-10-28 23:38

    A very sad book by a very sad man. Distorted information, misleading ramblings, and writing that isn't even wrong. At least I now have a greater understanding of the misguided thought driving some of the push back on equality, education, and science. I do thank Mr. Kupelian for his unintentional book recommendation, After the Ball by Hunter Madsen. My hope is that readers have enough critical thinking skills to recognize why this book is one bad argument after another. Probably the worst book I've ever read.http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/The_Fine...

  • Genndy
    2018-10-26 22:21

    It is very clear that this book IS the real marketing of evil, hidden behind the extreme christian cultism which is pretending to be rational and objective. If I believed in Satan, I'd say Satan himself wrote this book. It is so irrational, misleading, corrupt, hateful, and corrupt. The autor writes essays about what's wrong with America this days. And everything is going wrong because people of America are not cristian cultists like himself, offcourse. He goes on how media is distorting and corrupting minds of the youth by promoting sinful behaviours like homosexuality, sex, rock music, abortion, communism (yes, I'm not joking), anti-american worldviews and evolution, lol. The saddest part is that some of the issues he presents in this piece of shit are in fact real world problems, like the oversexualisation of youth, but he presents those real problems in such a lunatic way that he wipes out all the credibility of other people who try to adress them. Not to mention how disgustingly hypocritical the author is. He goes on long rambles on how America is the only pillar of light and justice in modern world from it's founding, and how other cultures are mere savages and animals who only now how to kill and not how to love and respect all creatures, but in the same way, while counting corpses of modern non-christian and non American regimes' victims, he never mentions nor acknowliedges once slaughters like crusades, genocide on native american indians on which christians founded america, and so on. Moreover, his argumentation can be reduced to: that and that is a sin, because God said so, and I know it because the Bible said so. Of course, those God's commandments apparently don't apply to American christians at all. Further, besides many disgusting hateful and racist views presented here, this cultist imbecile even goes on about how evolution is conspiracy, and about how communist infiltrators are plotting to crush christianity via media. And the media is evil for the sake of evil itself, he doesn't even explain why he thinks media would have the interest in promoting i. e. homosexuality. On few pages he hints that profit is the thing that is behind media leftist liberal propaganda. But how exactly are media profiting by promoting homosexuality he explains nowhere, and hints instead that Satan's will is in fact behind media doings. And all the arguments he presented against modern media, literally all of them, can be turned back against this book of his, but he seems to have an intention to write it for the most uneducated classes of people so he counts on them not noticing that. This is a really disgusting piece of cultist propaganda that is reducing the opportunities for expressing the concern about some real problems he in fact mentions, because every argument and worldview that can be connected to views of brainwashed lunatics like the author of this books are immediately discredited, and I can se why. Seems to me that the main motivation behind writing of this disgusting piece is jelousy - author mourns for the days when christianity's iron fist ruled the free thought, maimed, killed, burned the opposition and was undisputed tyrant of peoples lives. Today, authot thinks media has the same tyrant role. And he is jelly.This piece of garbage should be in fact read by all just to see one fading tyrant ideology collapsing because of imbecility of it's own arguments and "righteous" hatred that fuels it.

  • Alice
    2018-11-12 01:36

    A quote to ponder: "Marketing is the application of the knowledge of human psychology to the task of persuasion. And what psychology has taught the marketing world is that the most powerful persuasion of all takes place not through above-the-board appeals to reason but by directly targeting the emotions."Example: Created in 1955 for Philip Morris, the icon of the Marlboro Man (a rugged masculine trademark) helped make Marlboro the world's best selling cigarette.Regardless of one's political bent (and the political right-wing view is definitely the worldview of this book), this is an important concept, essential to protecting yourself from manipulation!

  • Atchisson
    2018-11-11 04:33

    For my money, this is THE definitive examination of our age. Deviance, immorality, violence, selfishness, and a host of other problems are the results of our not holding firm to the foundational and operational truths that allowed us to become the most benevolent, richest, most generous nation in the history of the world. Moreover, the notes of indivual accountability now fail to resolve among the chorus of "if it feels good to me then I'm going to to it." If you reap what yoou sow, then it is a bitter harvest indeed.

  • Bob
    2018-11-18 04:25

    This was one of the most difficult books I have ever read but not because of the density of language or poor writing. I tend to check out footnotes in non-fiction books and this author has his tight and right. The final chapter on the selling of abortion was chilling. I recommend this book only to people who like to fact-check and want to pull back the curtain on a great many lies.

  • Lori
    2018-10-22 03:44

    A friend asked me to read the book, and that's the only reason I made it the whole way through. Awareness is good, but I went from this to Cal Thomas and Ed Dobson's Blinded by Might--such a needed switch! Although I'm sure Kupelian is right on some counts, and though the "marketers" have been proactive, I don't buy the idea that marketing is at the heart of change.

  • Shaghaf Awad
    2018-11-07 22:38

    The book started off well,, very well. But then it took a sever turn downwards. The author fell right into the trap he warned us about. He let the media affect his opinion regarding many issues he covered in his book. I wish he had stayed objective and stuck to the facts.

  • marvin shults
    2018-10-20 20:23

    Evil There's a lot of scary but true statements in this book. But at the age of almost 84 I'm not sure what I , a women without a car or much money can do to change the situation. I pray Christians everywhere will wake up to what is happening in our country.

  • Faye
    2018-10-26 23:24

    Again, an amazing book that I highly recommend to every American!

  • Linda
    2018-11-01 02:43

    My only real point of critique is that some of the illustrations have been overused so as to become valueless. (I do wish that Christian writers, as they make scathing and insightful comments about the wretchedness of 'Christian' entertainment that apes the world, would stop using either Ozzie and Harriet or Leave it to Beaver illustrations. They were just television shows.) Some of the depth of cultural instances of depravity were unknown to me before I read this book. I was not aware that most of the 'sexual science' promoted by zoologist Kinsey was so patently false. I was unaware of the story of the Beltway snipers (2002), because that story is not referenced nearly as much as the attackers of 9/11. I was aware of the attack on the family as a social unit, but unaware that feminists within Harvard University Press hated the idea of marriage so much that they sabotaged 'The Case for Marriage', written by self-described liberals from the University of Chicago, showing that married couples have an advantage of healthiness, happiness, and better finances over singles. I will not hear the phrase 'human potential' in the same way ever again, nor will I forget about the 1918 Soviet legalization of no-fault divorce by postcard; what a wretched invention. I was aware of the pro-porn 'studies' from Scandinavian countries, but unaware of the bug-chasing cultic undercurrent of homosexual culture. I had no idea that this might exist, but it does make sense that a secret desire for death (mostly promoted by an attraction to anything dark and destructive) will eventually become blatant and open; good becomes evil, evil becomes good, and death becomes desirable instead of a hated enemy. I completely agree that the difference, between the Boy Scout organization and the complicit leaders of the Amchurch subculture within the Catholic church leadership, is that the Boy Scout leaders pushed predatory men out of their leadership while the Amchurch enablers worked to silence any rumors about predatory priests. Both organizations have suffered for their choices, increased by the hatred leveled against them daily. (Aside: I find it completely ludicrous that people will often praise the idea of the sexual revolution as an example of the changeability of social morality, and yet be stunned at the growing trend of a neighborhood 'nice guy' (or girl) molesting or abusing a child, a teacher violating a student, or an uncle seducing teens in his own family. If there are no limits, there are no limits - to anything.) The clincher in this book comes in Chapter 9, on the marketing of unrestricted abortion; I'm glad that at least one of the founders of NARAL was courageous enough to eventually declare the lies that he and his colleagues perpetrated, from completely made-up statistics to the cynical pro-abortion slogans promoting death for some and choice for others. The solid summary remains the same: Americans have been sold a package of lies, but they have bought it through a combination of diabolically clever arguments that appeals to our love of self. People who are already sold on the idea of lifelong commitment involving real sacrifice do not fall for such tactics very long. Without the insight of the Holy Spirit, it is impossible to push back the tide of evil that has engulfed our nation.

  • Shaun Marksbury
    2018-11-17 02:39

    This is a well-researched work helping the reader understand the cultural shifts in public opinion on moral issues. I read the 2005 version of this book, written some ten years before the controversial "Obergefell v. Hodges" Supreme Court decision, but one could see how the cultural trends were already headed for that destination. These issues are still moving Western culture over the cliff of morality. The author had a decent representation of Christianity (though biblically off in a few areas), but his strength was in revealing how many are seeking to uproot all biblical values from society. Recommended.

  • Glory Talbott
    2018-11-06 01:41

    Very eye opening on the origins of what is being pushed today. Very well written and gives information you can also research and look up (which I did). Informative and helpful in understanding why things are the way they are in our present society.

  • Patrick
    2018-10-20 22:42

    had some good points....not on board the whole "America is the saviour of the world" or "if we could only get back to the 1950s we be ok again" mentality....😑😑

  • norman walker
    2018-10-21 21:32

    Humbling and convictingIf we truly walked in the Spirit there would be genuine growth. But there is hope,so stay the course faithfully.

  • Terrell Clemmons
    2018-10-22 22:18

    Excellent, even though it's several years old. Especially in the way that David Kupelian explains the psychology of sin and addictive behaviors.

  • Jackie Vann
    2018-11-04 04:31

    How our society goes underground and slowly corrupts our thinking.

  • Sally Ewan
    2018-11-17 21:26

    Guest review by Dempsey: The Marketing of Evil is a book where each chapter gives a history and explanation of how America has been sold on some kind of evil. The topics include homosexuality, abortion, biased media, and marriage. Author David Kupelian gives a detailed and informative narrative of how American culture could go from being totally opposed to something like homosexuality to completely supporting it in a matter of thirty years. In each chapter Kupelian explains how the wool has been pulled over a whole society's eyes. He gives specific details about the marketing strategies specific groups have used to push their ideas. Polls and other statistics help give credibility to his statements. Each chapter ends with a suggestion as to how Christians can take a stand against the way the culture has been brainwashed. The pros of this book definitely outweigh the cons. Perhaps the largest pro is that the book concisely and simply gives information about these topics from a Christian perspective. It is not uncommon for Christians to find many articles about hot issues like abortion and homosexuality, but having them organized in one book helps a Christian reader easily learn more about them as a whole. Another pro is the history of the topics. Kupelian isn't writing another book about why homosexuality is wrong. He assumes his audience is already in agreement with the fact that it is. Instead, he gives a history of the movement and how it has gained popularity. It seems that there is a definite lack of knowledge about the back history of these movements and this book helps educate people about the history of these movements. One con of the book might be the tone of the author and his highly conservative ideas about things like body piercings and rock music. However, this tone is overridden by his opinion on other topics. It might seem like conservative Christians might be the obvious answer to who should read this book, but really everyone should read this book. Of course, it might appeal the most to conservative Christians because the ideas in the book align the closest with conservative Christian values. It would give them a book to read about these topics from an author who shares the same worldview and they could therefore trust his arguments. However, even liberal atheists should read this book, if only to understand how conservative Christians se the current issues in culture. It is important for someone to understand opposing world views and opinions. This book is relevant to everyone on any place on the religious or political spectrum and therefore should be read by everyone. The main idea that I will take away from this book is that most cultural shifts in opinion are due to carefully made plans by select groups instead of a natural change in opinion by the normal American. Most things like gay rights and the homosexual agenda were completely rejected until a select group fabricated statistics and created a system to spread their ideas and radically change opinions. Especially as someone who was born after these cultural shifts had happened, I don't realize how they really came about. I will also take away the idea that Christians should not live lives that are 'christianized' copies of secular lives. Instead, Christians should look completely different from the world. We should not be attached to the secular ways in which the rest of the world lives.

  • Matt
    2018-10-21 04:19

    As far as survey books go, Kupelian hits one out of the park. Every single agenda-driven cause in the last 50 years is laid bare and dismantled into component parts. He shows how much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been repackaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped and sold to them as though it had great value by highly skilled marketers (beginning with two Harvard graduates back in the late 70s-early 80s).These marketers, playing on intrinsic national values of fairness, generosity and tolerance, have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America’s founding regarded as thoroughly self-destructive. However, just as our physical bodies can build a tolerance, we also build up tolerances for things that last century would have been unspeakable, resulting in spiritual calluses. When, as a nation and a culture, we are systematically, methodically, unabashedly fed the lie that good is bad and bad is good, Kupelian asks us to look at ourselves and ask these questions: "How does child-molesting become 'man-boy love'? How does crushing an infant's skull become a constitutional right?"Marketing is the application of the knowledge of human psychology to the task of persuasion. And what psychology has taught the marketing world is that the most powerful persuasion of all takes place not through above-the-board appeals to reason but by directly targeting the emotions.If the book stumbles a bit, it's when the author REPEATEDLY insists the USA a Christian nation. America is NOT a Christian nation. Christianity UNDENIABLY influenced our country's history, and Biblical principles and morality seeps from the every word of the Constitution and our nation's laws, but there is no WAY our government is Christian, nor does the Christian worldview hold sway over the general populace. There are many, many, many true, Bible-centered, Christ-believing Christians in our land, but to say that the country is a Christian one is to say that we are a theocracy--in other words, ruled by God. That eventually happens (Rev. 20:1-6, and not in the USA), but we aren't there yet.In the meantime, regardless of one's political leaning, the main concept of Kupelian's book--protecting yourself from manipulation--is more than just a cautionary tale; it's a nightmare we can and MUST wake up from. We can't afford to continue to swallow the blue pill and go back to sleep; we have to use the minds we were given by divine fiat--our God-imaged minds--and think for ourselves.It's time to give up the life of pride--the impatient, vain, self-serving, pleasure-seeking, egotistical, and utterly faithless part of us that has made all of us such absurdly easy targets for con-men throughout the ages.Pinocchio's Fox is alive and well and is still selling us on the joys of Pleasure Island.

  • Nadine
    2018-11-02 22:42

    okay...I have lots to say but overall this was an INTERESTING book. he brought up lots of interesting points that made me really think about how masterfully marketed secularism is in Western society. however, I have also many annoyances...he's obviously a white, conservative Christian lol. born in a very traditional & VERY conservative time. you can see his bias & I will say ignorance on other cultures.. (especially hip hop, he's against it...understandably but not from a knowledgeable point) if i didn't identify with most of his worldview...I would hate this book. so, I'll give him a bit of leeway because it was published in 2005...things have changed but his personal bias in my opinion...watered down his arguments. now, he expounded on the Christian Faith much more later in the book which makes this book less for the general public than I thought. okay for me, just didn't expect it at first. I can't get mad at him including it because it is also my worldview. still, his own opinions (some really irritating), made what he was saying ALMOST incredible but he has facts to back up much stuff...just wish he left what he thought a bit more out of it..still his chapter on abortion was FANTASTIC...it's so interesting how abortion is sold as woman's choice & woman's rights etc...even the feminists at the time didn't believe it. I loved that chapter, the best in my opinion & the one with the least of his unsolicited opinions lol. also the first chapter about homosexuality was very interesting as well I give this book a 3 perhaps 3.5...I'd recommend it to pretty much any Christian that is considerably conservative in their views. "liberal" Christians would hate this book, it exposes A LOT of lies that we have taken in to be truth...

  • Jaime Contreras
    2018-11-10 20:15

    This was a thorough examination of socio-cultural movements that have reshaped our current world. The author takes aim at the fact that what was once considered good is now bad and vice versa. He conducts a strategic examination and revealing that savvy marketing, perception and redefinition have colored opinion and facts. He comes to the conclusion that as society has removed all mention or connection with God, immorality, violence, perverse behavior, callousness, a libertine lifestyle and situational ethics have all taken over. It harkens to the Old Testament passage of Isaiah 5:20-21 (New International Version):"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes andclever in their own sight."The puppet masters have been revealed and it is time for Christians to be confrontational and pro-active. The deplorable condition of society can be healed but the author strongly feels that this can only be achieved by returning to truth and basic principles of decency found in the bible.

  • Amy
    2018-10-30 04:14

    This book was written by David Kupelian, who is the managing editor of WorldNetDaily.com. He does an incredible job of describing the toxicity of our current culture, the drift from virtue, the decline in unity and love of God, Family and Country, and the massive damage done by minority groups. Beyond thoroughly highlighting, demonstrating, and laying bare the problems manifest in America today, he goes further to bring hope for the future through practical things families, communities, and cities can do to improve the future and a challenge to actively strive to bring about that better future. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to see and understand the reasons behind, and the layout of purposeful attacks on families, virtue, and freedom that have thus far been debilitating on society, and the hope and instructions for reclaiming that love of God, Family and Country our nation was founded upon.

  • Ryan
    2018-11-05 22:24

    Five stars = "must-read." It's impossible to wrap our minds around how far our culture has fallen from Christian values in just a few short decades. But Kupelian does a brilliant job uncovering the high-powered, mind-twisting marketing campaign unleashed in order to erode our common-sense morals. "Gay rights," abortion, "separation of Church and State," devastating no-fault divorce laws, sexual hedonism, diluted "once-saved-always-saved" Christianity, etc. America is the proverbial frog slowly boiling to death in a pot of water. At this pace, the demise of our civilization seems inevitable, but Kupelian also offers some words of hope for creating a sub-culure of authentic Christian/American living. For now, serious Christians have a chance to jump out of the blood-bath and save their families.I can't recommend this book enough. I promise it will be an eye-opener.

  • Lesli Dustin
    2018-11-09 22:24

    I would have rated this book 5 stars if it weren't for the disturbing images included in the discussions about child abuse and abortion. This book is well written and informative. It blew away some of my naivete and made me realize that there are truly evil people in the world. Sometimes I tend to give bad people the benefit of the doubt in that they have been deceived by evil themselves, but this book exposes the truly evil lies people have put forward to change the public's mind into accepting behaviors they want to rationalize. It also left me with a greater desire to share the gospel and stay the narrow course--our only hopes for a better world.

  • John
    2018-11-17 02:40

    Somewhere between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more like 2.5. I felt some of his points were valid but he tends to fall back on this concept that, if America "goes back to God and Judeo-Christian values, social situations will get dramatically better. I buy it somewhat: I think many Judeo-Christian values are quite useful and desirable. However, a blanket statement such as "going back to the old ways" for every problem is just too simple. Things were never perfect in the United States and looking back nostalgically will not magically cure every social illness the US has. Again, his book has some good points that I like but sometimes it gets to simple and fundamentalist for my taste.