GAD Saad won’t forget the day a young classmate announced he wanted to grow up to be a Jew killer.
“It’s not as though he didn’t know I was Jewish,” he said.
“He felt it was totally reasonable to say that. The kids started laughing and there was no consequence for him.
“The teacher said nothing. I remember it vividly decades later. He’s seared in the deep recesses of my mind.”
Saad, author of The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense, is one of the most popular Jewish professors in the world with 346,500 followers on Twitter and 22 million views on his YouTube channel, The Saad Truth.
His other works include The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature; The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption; and Evolutionary Psychology in the Business Sciences.
The 56-year-old remembers that, as a boy living though the Lebanese Civil War, he could tell by the sound of ammunition fired if he needed to dive under the bed for safety.
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