A UCLA graduate at 20, Ben Shapiro has written a best-selling book about his experiences as a conversative amid groupthinking liberals. Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth, published by a conservative group, is selling briskly, notes the Christian Science Monitor.
Professors (at UCLA), he laments, routinely spouted liberal propaganda and rarely had their biases challenged. Conservative thinkers, on the contrary, Mr. Shapiro says, were generally shrugged off as not too bright.
As a columnist for UCLA’s student paper The Daily Bruin, he was able to voice his outrage until, he claims, he was fired for his views.
Amazon reviewers either trash the book as total nonsense or praise it lavishly.