Monday, April 11, 2005

Anti-Communist Reading List...


Over at Townhall, Mike S. Adams discusses his anti-communist reading list as a way to insulate your children from the harmful secular and socialist influences they will encounter in college... and even middle and high school.

Here's a summary of his list. But, the article is a good read and I encourage you to do so - especially those of you who are parents.

We the Living (1936)
Anthem (1938)
The Fountainhead (1943)
The Road to Serfdom (1944)
Animal Farm (1946)
1984 (1948)
Witness (1952)
The Gulag Archipelago (1956)
Atlas Shrugged (1957)
Treason (2003)

By all means add your own contributions to the list (in comments below). It's a strong list so far, but there's sure to be others. I will update Mike's list here accordingly as a growing resource so link or bookmark the post and come back soon.

I would round out the Rand top four with...
Atlas Shrugged
And start early with individualistic encouragement in the by way of Seuss...
Oh The Places You'll Go

Pardon the oversight, but Adam's piece was subdivided by advertising, making me believe that I had finished the list. Atlas Shrugged is indeed included in his top ten, as is... Treason (2003)

Here's another for younger students from author Sydney Kendall...

A Turn For Dewurst (2000) Kendall uses adult and children's characters in comparison and contrast on multiple levels to get at the heart of their moral choices. Heroes are honest minds who want to do the right thing, and villains are motivated by their desire to control others by faking, defrauding, bullying and physical force. (Amazon Editorial Review)

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