How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps

By Ben Shapiro

  • Release Date: 2020-07-21
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4.5
From 89 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.

Video Review How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps - Ben Shapiro


  • Good information, mediocre book.

    By Adolf McCock
    I really enjoy Ben Shapiro and his content. Even when I disagree with his arguments I still appreciate his thorough explanation of his logic. However, I felt that this book could have been one chapter - the disintegrationists. The book is broken down into chapters of philosophy, culture and history but they blend together constantly (because those topics in general blend together). I noticed myself asking the question “wait what chapter is this?” multiple times because they all feel the same. It is quality content but singularly focused on one subject.
  • Terrible

    By swaggamagga
    Baseless writing. Writes in a “matter of fact” manner but information is manipulated / groundless.
  • A balancing review

    By Tazaki4
    To balance out the one stars from fools who couldn’t read the back of a cereal box, let alone this book.
  • Charlatan

    By outsidemyhouse
    Ben Shapiro is a charlatan that has no idea what he’s talking about and when ever he runs into someone that is knowledgeable about a subject he decides to not show his demographic because he’s a charlatan
  • Ben is a hack

    By rubyhope
    Ben is just a walking hack with no actual talent to write books.
  • Junk

    By cdransf
    Drivel written by a grifting, useless clown.
  • Very Insightful

    By anna rouse
    I’m seventeen years old and am trying to educate myself more when it comes to politics. This book has opened my eyes and explains a a lot! I highly recommend, this is a book everyone should read!!
  • Great read

    By Randy Vols
    Well written and provides many discussion topics. A+
  • Awesome book

    By GoodTimesGood
    Awesome book
  • My wife is a doctor

    By Bugs Bunny 2020
    My wife is a doctor