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Tuesday, April 12, 2005
  Anti-Communist Reading List
Mike Adams has a short piece on Townhall.com: An anti-communist reading list.
Hardly a day goes by without parents asking me for advice on how to protect their children from the harmful secular and socialist influences they will encounter in college. Today, I present a reading list, which should help any high school student understand the reality of socialism long before setting foot on a college campus. It will help abort any professor's attempt to advance his agenda by rewriting socialism's disgraceful history.
I hope you noticed the casual way secular was thrown in along with socialist, as two equivalently evil things. What makes this introduction to the list most interesting, however, is the fact that out of the ten books he recommends, 4 of them are by Ayn Rand (Anthem, We the Living, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged)! I found this a little surprising, only because he appears to be a conservative. Cringing at the prospect of what he would say about each novel, I was actually pleasantly surprised. Here's his take on Atlas, which is a far better review than I ever expected to hear from any conservative:
This is my favorite American novel. It is my second favorite novel behind "The Brothers Karamazov." Based on her other writings, Ayn Rand seems to have considered John Galt's speech to be the highlight of the novel. Francisco d'Anconia's speech at Jim Taggart's wedding was my favorite part of the novel. At over 1000 pages, this one is going to take time for your high schooler to read. If they refuse, you can always teach them a lesson about capitalism by paying them to read it. The results will be well worth the investment.
To paraphrase Betsy Speicher, "You'll know Objectivism is winning when a conservative recommends that parents pay their children to read Atlas Shrugged!"
 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 12:20 AM


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