CONSERVATIVE AUTHORS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL
Young America’s Foundation reveals that conservative-themed books are noticeably absent from “required reading programs for incoming college freshmen nationwide.” The 45-year-old conservative college group pored over the freshman reading lists at 50 leading campuses to find that “no conservative books were assigned to incoming students” — over the past three years. The required reading, the organization said, dwelled on such liberal topics as feminism, socialism and wealth redistribution. The foundation itself supports individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.
Concerned parents, meanwhile, might want to consult a few of their recommendations for the young and restless. Among helpful titles, they say: “Free to Choose” by Milton Friedman, “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand, “The Road to Serfdom” by Friedrich von Hayek, “I Am Charlotte Simmons” by Tom Wolfe, “Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream” by Adam Shepard; “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto” by Ying Ma, and “Liberty and Tyranny” by Mark Levin.