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Students Can Finally Teach Professors with Breakthrough New Book

52 Progressive Clichés Debunked for the Obama Era


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July 16, 2015                                            

Students Can Finally Teach Professors with Breakthrough New Book:

52 Progressive Clichés Debunked for the Obama Era


WASHINGTON, DC- Excuse Me, Professor, a collection of easy-to-read essays deconstructing 52 myths of progressivism, will be released by Regnery Publishing in collaboration with Young America’s Foundation (YAF) and the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). The book arrives just in time to help students fight back against rising progressivism in the Supreme Court, the White House, and their classrooms.

Compiled and edited by FEE President Lawrence W. Reed, this anthology is an indispensable addition to every student’s arsenal of intellectual ammunition in the Obama era and beyond.

Universities are becoming increasingly insulated bubbles of leftist propaganda—the last school year alone saw campuses organize “safe spaces” from free market thought, force sensitivity training on students, and provide trigger warning counselors at speeches defending capitalism.

Debunked clichés include:

  • “The Minimum Wage Helps the Poor”
  • “Statistical Disparities Between Races Prove Discrimination”
  • “Government Spending Brings Jobs and Prosperity”
  • “Cooperation, Not Competition!”
  • “Free Markets Exploit Women”

“College students today are regularly taught incomplete or even skewed accounts of history, economics, and the role of government in a free society,” said editor Lawrence W. Reed. “Excuse Me, Professor debunks the myths and half-truths taught in many classrooms, allowing curious students to erect intellectual immune systems to guard against insidious progressive indoctrination.”

The book features an introduction authored by YAF president Ron Robinson. “Universities are growing more hostile to conservative thought,” said Robinson. “This book is an necessary resource for students on today’s campuses.”

Our organizations are excited to offer this useful anthology as a resource to the nation’s students.

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