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Ben Shapiro        

Conservative Political Commentator & Radio Talk Show Host

Benjamin Aaron Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator, public speaker, author, and lawyer. Shapiro became interested in politics at a young age. At age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States. He writes columns for Creators Syndicate and Newsweek, serves as editor-in-chief for The Daily Wire, which he founded, and hosts The Ben Shapiro Show, a daily political podcast and live radio show.

An editor-at-large of Breitbart News between 2012 and 2016, Shapiro has written ten books, the first being Brainwashed: "How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth" (2004), in which he argues that students are not exposed to a variety of viewpoints at universities and that those who do not have strong opinions will be overwhelmed by an atmosphere dominated by liberal instructors even if discussion is encouraged in classrooms.

In 2011, Shapiro's fourth book was released, "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV", in which he argues that Hollywood has a left-wing agenda that it actively promotes through prime-time entertainment programming. In the book, the producers of "Happy Days" and "M*A*S*H" say they pursued a pro-pacifist, anti-Vietnam-War agenda in those series. The same year Primetime Propaganda came out, Shapiro became a fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

In 2019, Shapiro published the book "The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great", which focuses on the importance of Judeo-Christian values and laments the decline of those values in modern America. Shapiro speaks at college campuses across the United States. In his speeches, he often presents a conservative viewpoint on controversial subjects.


Ben Shapiro Torches Cal State L.A. Faculty in ‘Diversity’ Speech

Breitbart News editor Ben Shapiro delivered a speech to the Young America’s Foundation at California State University Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, despite initial efforts by the university to shut down the event.

Conservative writer Ben Shapiro: University invoking 'rioters' veto ...

Conservative writer Ben Shapiro lashed out after DePaul University canceled a proposed speaking appearance, telling Fox News on Monday the school ...

Ben Shapiro discovers right-wing anti-Semitism - The Washington Post

Ben Shapiro: I've spent most of my career arguing that anti-Semitism in the United States is almost entirely a product of the political Left. I've traveled across the ...

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