WILLIAM GAIRDNER has published a dozen books, a half-dozen journal articles, and hundreds of insightful essays online. As a consequence, many eager to read his work, are not sure where to begin. Disruptive Essays was created to help them. It is what some call a "Reader," offering a fascinating and varied selection from his bestselling books, articles, and blogs. The disruptive title was chosen because, as Gairdner warns: "There Are No Safe Spaces In This Book!" It's only for those who enjoy deeply-deployed, tough arguments on a wide range of politically-incorrect topics, from the failures of socialism, to the falsities of feminism, to the folly of gay marriage, to the many popular illusions about, well, almost everything. Yes, everything. Readers will come face to face with the perhaps fatal weaknesses of democracy, with Karl Marx, with Lance Armstrong, Rousseau, Hitler, Mill, and Nabokov, and with the broader case for why Liberals and Conservatives will never, ever agree. And more: with the attack on traditional marriage, with sexing society, with objections to global warming, with the war between Christianity and Islam, with moral relativism, and with how there are six kinds of freedom, not just one. This is a book for those keen to challenge themselves with the clarity and controversy of no-holds-barred debate.