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Kevin Roose is a business and technology writer for New York magazine and the Daily Intelligencer blog. He has written several books including The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University and Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits. mostra'n més (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Roose, Kevin Burns
Data de naixement
1987
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Oberlin, Ohio, USA
Educació
Brown University
Liberty University
Professions
student
journalist
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The New York Times

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A fascinating little book about an undergrad who enrolled for a semester at infamous Liberty University.

The author did a good job acknowledging the flaws in his undercover experiment (he's a straight white cis dude, so it was easy for him to feel comfortable in that environment). His description of becoming emotionally invested in evangelical culture makes for an interesting read. There's also the voyeuristic appeal of finding out what extreme evangelical college students are "really" like (the answer: well-meaning if deluded).… (més)
 
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raschneid | Hi ha 81 ressenyes més | Dec 19, 2023 |
My main issue with Roose's mission is that he makes a common mistake of modern journalism - in an effort to be fair-minded and to not offend anyone, he does not take a stand on anything. He comes across as someone who lacks strong beliefs - for example, being able to sit through classes on pseudoscience and listening to hate-filled rants are mitigated by the openness and friendliness of the student body. There is a reason that people are so open and friendly - they drank the Kool Aid and now they have no reason (in fact they are discouraged from) questioning or developing an intellectual life. Which I thought was the purpose of a college education.

It would be like attending a radical muslim school that preached death to infidels and encouraged suicide bombing, and ended with the conclusion that "it wasn't so bad, the people were nice, I made some good friends". Roose tries to address this conflict, but in the end he seems to be more concerned with selling books than taking a stand.

That being said, The Unlikely Disciple is an engaging read and does a good job of showing what life is like at Liberty U.
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jonbrammer | Hi ha 81 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2023 |
It was a pretty well done story especially considering he was still in undergrad at the time. It's not exactly view changing for me with regards to liberty, but it does shed some interesting light on the people who choose to attend there and how the metaphorical evangelical sausage is made there
 
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martialalex92 | Hi ha 81 ressenyes més | Dec 10, 2022 |
A fascinating and compassionate take on a world that is (mostly) unknown to me (as a Catholic I don't usually experience much of this). The book is careful in its nuance and endearingly honest.
 
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karimagon | Hi ha 81 ressenyes més | Jun 23, 2022 |

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