on "Brainwashed": "Ben Shapiro provides eye-popping details from the front lines--as a political science major at UCLA, as an embattled student journalist. He has also done research. The result is all the info any counter-revolutionary might need.
Ben Shapiro is the co-founder and Editor Emeritus of The Daily Wire and host of The Ben Shapiro Show, the largest conservative podcast and radio show in the nation. Shapiro is the author of eight nonfiction books, including the #1 New York Times best-seller, The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.
Dubbed as "a foe of extraordinary polemical agility" by The Washington Post, Shapiro became a nationally syndicated columnist at age 17 and is one of the most requested speakers on college campuses across the country—despite facing violent opposition by protestors. He graduated UCLA with a bachelor in political science and then Harvard Law School in 2007, before marrying his wife in 2008. The two have been blessed with four children, including the youngest Shapiro born in 2023.
Featured Keynote Programs
The power of image in presidential politics
We like to think we vote based on policy. Wrong! Americans vote for presidential candidates based on hair, height, sense of humor, and rough and tumble image, among others. And we always have. Shapiro, the author of the national bestseller "Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House," examines why we vote how we vote, how image has played into elections dating back to Washington, how candidates exploit the American obsession with image, and what voters can do to fight back.
Fighting for freedom on America's campuses
The liberal bias on America's college campuses is overwhelming -- and dangerous. Shapiro, the author of the national bestseller "Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth," explains how pervasive it is, where the bias comes from, and what students, parents, administrators and professors can do to restore freedom on America's campuses.
America's sex problem
American culture is steeped in sex. From the magazines we read to the commercials we watch, from presidential politics to pop stars, American families are subjected to smut day in and day out. Shapiro, the author of the national bestseller "Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future," examines the causes and effects of the oversexualization of American culture and explains what we can do to bring back American purity.
Ben's Shapiro's writing is smart, informative and incisive. He is wise beyond his years without losing the refreshing fearlessness of youth.
Ben proved to be one of the most engaging speakers we have had in our four-year history of running the Congressional Fellowship program. Ben was able to provide unique insight and invaluable assistance on ways to discuss key issues with liberals.
With "Brainwashed" we get a sophisticated and firsthand critique of the university as an institution of ideological propaganda for the left wing, secular world view. And the book delivers--confirming our worst fears about modern academia.
That invigorating breeze from the west is Benjamin Shapiro, whose crisp commentary proves that wisdom sometimes comes with youth, too.
on "Brainwashed": "[A] book that has won attention even amid the flood of political tracts from both left and right that is saturating the best-seller lists . . . [Shapiro is] intellectually precocious and extremely confident . . ."
Just when you were about to abandon any hope for America's future, along comes Ben Shapiro. Somehow he's managed to arrive at young adulthood with his common sense intact. Maybe there is hope after all.
Ben Shapiro's courage and insight should provide inspiration not only for other young conservatives on campus, but also for their parents. His book is a welcome sign that all is not lost for this new generation.
on "Brainwashed": "[M]eticulously documented . . . his book has an immediacy that can't be matched by authors who were students a generation ago . . . One need not entirely endorse Mr. Shapiro's worldview to admire his pluck.
After battling in the trenches of liberal college student press, Ben Shapiro has emerged as a forceful and unequivocal writer to bring views that are underrepresented in mass media.