How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps - Ben Shapiro

How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps

By Ben Shapiro

  • Release Date: 2020-07-21
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4.5
From 198 Ratings


A growing number of Americans want to tear down what it’s taken us 250 years to build—and they’ll start by canceling our shared history, ideals, and culture.

Traditional areas of civic agreement are vanishing. We can’t agree on what makes America special. We can’t even agree that America is special. We’re coming to the point that we can’t even agree what the word America itself means. “Disintegrationists” say we’re stronger together, but their assault on America’s history, philosophy, and culture will only tear us apart.

Who are the disintegrationists? From Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States to the New York Times’ 1619 project, many modern analyses view American history through the lens of competing oppressions, a racist and corrupt experiment from the very beginning. They see American philosophy as a lie – beautiful words pasted over a thoroughly rotted system. They see America’s culture of rights as a façade that merely reinforces traditional hierarchies of power, instead of being the only culture that guarantees freedom for individuals.

Disintegrationist attacks on the values that built our nation are insidious because they replace each foundational belief, from the rights to free speech and self-defense to the importance of marriage and faith communities, with nothing more than an increased reliance on the government. 

This twisted disintegrationist vision replaces the traditional “unionist” understanding that all Americans are united in a shared striving toward the perfection of universal ideals.

How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps shows that to be a cohesive nation we have to uphold foundational truths about ourselves, our history, and reality itself—to be unionists instead of disintegrationists. Shapiro offers a vital warning that if we don’t recover these shared truths, our future—our union—as a great country is threatened with destruction.


  • Amazing book

    By BrodieCook
    Terrific perspective of America’s system as it plays out today. Would recommend for any political party wanting to understand how our government was set up to stand the test of time
  • Amazing very relevant especially now

    By Nickrec
    Great book, huge fan of Ben and his podcast but this book was very informative for what we are facing as a nation and how we are to hopefully reconcile what now seem like very vast differences. 10/10 would recommend
  • Fantastic

    By ttevenson
    Shapiro adeptly outlines America’s history and what’s at stake moving forward in this well-researched and thoughtful book. He makes strong arguments against those who wish to condemn America and transform it into something decidedly un-American. Highly recommend.
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    By cyndavlaaaa
  • Great read.

    By BOC me262
    I found it to be very fair and informative. In a way it was sad , because they things he writes about are already occurring . I really pray that the left will reconsider the path they are choosing.
  • I didn’t read this book, but....

    By literaturebro
    I didn’t read this book but I just want to say that reviews here are for the book and not a synopsis of the author. When people read the reviews here please give them a chance to read the book before you give them a negative perspective of the author. If you don’t like the book that’s fine and that’s why the reviews are here, but please don’t write about the author if the book was fine. Thank you.
  • Great book

    By Master_Gamer28
    Was a great read and is very relevant and informative.
  • Finally some non partisan facts

    By informedcalifornian
    It’s so refreshing to hear a take on American politics that is factually rooted as opposed to blatantly pushing false narratives in support of one extreme agenda.
  • Grains of truth, beach of lies

    By NotDennisQuaid
    Wrong but compelling. Our actions depend on the stories we tell ourselves and his narrative is very appealing to many despite it falling apart if we are able to recollect the world as it was twenty or even ten years ago. We used to tell ourselves different narratives than the ones we do now. Those narratives were very comforting, even for many people to whom those narratives did a disservice. Ben is a smart guy and he’d probably eventually change his mind on many of these topics. But he’s risen to fame based on a certain worldview and so his worldview will be frozen forever.
  • Great

    By dustpants22
    Just another great and informative book