Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thomas Sowell's Summer Reading List

Thomas Sowell's syndicated column yesterday provided a summer reading list.

Some parents who are concerned about their children receiving a steady diet of liberal-left indoctrination in schools and colleges regard the summer vacation as a time to show these young people a different way of looking at things, with readings presenting viewpoints that are unlikely to be heard in classrooms that have become indoctrination centers.

Fortunately, there is a growing body of literature— both books and articles— presenting a very different viewpoint in readable language.

Here are the books he recommends:

Best-Laid Plans, by Randal O'Toole, "gives a richly documented account of government actions and their consequences."

Liberal Fascism, by Jonah Goldberg, reveals "that the original fascism was in fact a doctrine having far more in common with the left than with conservatism."

A Bound Man, by Shelby Steele, "gives both facts and insights [about Barack Obama] that will take the reader far deeper than most media accounts."

Basic Economics, by Thomas Sowell. "Apparently many people find it easier to understand than most economics books"

Economic Facts and Fallacies, by Thomas Sowell, "looks in-depth at fallacies about such things as housing, income, race, sex discrimination, the economics of academia and the Third World."

Of course, you don't need to be a student to benefit from these books.

Let the summer begin...

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