Books that make conservatives cry

June 6th, 2005 – 8:35 pm
Tagged as: Politics

The ridiculously conservative weekly Human Events has compiled a list of what they call the Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

1. The Communist Manifesto
Authors: Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels
Publication date: 1848

2. Mein Kampf
Author: Adolf Hitler
Publication date: 1925-26

3. Quotations from Chairman Mao
Author: Mao Zedong
Publication date: 1966

4. The Kinsey Report
Author: Alfred Kinsey
Publication date: 1948

5. Democracy and Education
Author: John Dewey
Publication date: 1916

6. Das Kapital
Author: Karl Marx
Publication date: 1867-1894

7. The Feminine Mystique
Author: Betty Friedan
Publication date: 1963

8. The Course of Positive Philosophy
Author: Auguste Comte
Publication date: 1830-1842

9. Beyond Good and Evil
Author: Freidrich Nietzsche
Publication date: 1886

10. General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Publication date: 1936

Their choice of books by people like Marx and Mao were about what I’d expected, but some of the others amazed me. Go read what they had to say about each of the top ten, and then check out the list of runners-up. I’d say that, for the most part, this looks like a list of books you might want to go out of your way to read (if you haven’t already).

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