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The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind


"Bruce Bawer's New Book Is Terrific." 

George Leef, National Review


"An outstanding work."

Claire Berlinsky, City Journal


"The richness of The Victims' Revolution lies in Bawer's crystalline details and lucid exposition."

Peter Wood, Minding the Campus


"An informative, credible and even shocking book...

Reading it -- and when you stop laughing -- weep."

Barbara Kay, National Post (Canada)


"Should be required reading for every humanities student

at a North American university."

Janice Fiamengo, Front Page Magazine


"This is simply the best book yet written on how the corruption

of identity politics insinuated itself into—and then began to

reinvent—American academia. It shows how classic liberalism’s

great aspiration—the free individual free to choose—was betrayed

over and over again for the fruitless and fleeting leverage of group

identity. Bawer’s interviews with the smooth practitioners of

group politics—salesmen who’ve sold themselves first—are

stunning for their pathos. If this book was required reading at

every freshman orientation in the country, it would start a

revolution. It tells a story that Americans must hear."   

Shelby Steele,

Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University


Bawer scores lots of entertaining points against the insufferable posturing and unreadable prose that

pervades identity studies....a lively, cantankerous takedown of a juicy target.”

Publishers Weekly


Also praised in The Wall Street Journal:


The Blaze: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/why-do-so-many-students-hate-capitalism-and-america-theblaze-speaks-to-author-of-new-book-that-criticizes-colleges-for-teaching-victimhood/

World: http://www.worldmag.com/2012/09/notable_books_0  

...and sneered at, misrepresented, and condescended to in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/books/review/the-victims-revolution-by-bruce-bawer.html?pagewanted=all

Janice Fiamengo on the Times review: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/janice-fiamengo/the-bad-faith-of-leftist-intellectuals-today/







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My books include Stealing Jesus (1997) and A Place at the Table (1993). Reviews of While Europe Slept (2006) are here; of Surrender (2009), here


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Available as e-books:


THE NEW QUISLINGS: How the International Left Used the Oslo Massacre to Silence Debate about Islam

The Marrying Kind: Gay Life, Gay Culture and the Advance of Gay Rights 1994-2011

Debating Islam and Other Essays from the Post-9/11 Era



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