Monday, June 06, 2005

TOP TEN books that frighten conservatives (the ones who read)

This list showed up on FreeRepublic.com under the auspices of "BOOKS TO BURN." I was amazed that any freeper had actually read any of these books, and then I realized they had just copied and pasted the list from HumanEventsOnline
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I really don't know what to say -- if you told me in college (when i was reading many of these books) that we'd be discussing the burning of them, I would have said you have to be kidding. But, here we are -- 2005 -- and, well -- just read the list.

The common thread is that most of these books examine freedom. So interesting that would scare the panties off a freeper.

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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
(quick quote from comments: 'His views had great influence on the direction of American education--particularly in public schools--and helped nurture the Clinton generation.'

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

Honorable Mention:

The Population Bomb
by Paul Ehrlich

What Is To Be Done
by V.I. Lenin

Authoritarian Personality
by Theodor Adorno

On Liberty
by John Stuart Mill

Beyond Freedom and Dignity
by B.F. Skinner

Reflections on Violence
by Georges Sorel

The Promise of American Life
by Herbert Croly

Origin of the Species
by Charles Darwin

Madness and Civilization
by Michel Foucault

Soviet Communism: A New Civilization
by Sidney and Beatrice Webb

Coming of Age in Samoa
by Margaret Mead

Unsafe at Any Speed
by Ralph Nader

Second Sex
by Simone de Beauvoir

Prison Notebooks
by Antonio Gramsci

Silent Spring
by Rachel Carson

Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon

Introduction to Psychoanalysis
by Sigmund Freud

The Greening of America
by Charles Reich

The Limits to Growth
by Club of Rome

Descent of Man
by Charles Darwin

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