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10 Most Evil Books of Last 200 Years

Last night when Paul was supposed to be kissing me good night he started telling me about this list a conservative organization came up with of the top 10 evil books of the last 200 years. Sadly, I haven't read any of these. I tried The Feminine Mystique a decade or two ago and found it pretty dull. I'd definitely give Kinsey a shot but I imagine it's actually pretty dry.

Democracy and Education is available on-line. The main objection to Dewey seems to be that he is a (horrors!) secular humanist and advocated teaching children to think. Hmm, sounds all right by me.

Comte is an atheist and from what I can gather in on-line skimming he believed in the scientiffic method and invented sociology.

The article blames our 8 trillion dollar debt on Keynes and FDR.

Origin of the Species was an slso-ran as was Unsafe at Any Speed.  You have to wonder when either one of these is even suggested.

"The Declaration of Independence begins: "When in the course of HUMAN EVENTS. . . ." In reporting the news, HUMAN EVENTS is objective; it aims for accurate presentation of all the facts. But it is not impartial. It looks at events through eyes that favor limited constitutional government, local self-government, private enterprise and individual freedom. These are the principles that inspired our Founding Fathers. We think that today the same principles will preserve freedom in America." -- from About Human Events

Going by the judges and the inclusion of Betty Friedan on the list of evil, that's preserving freedom for men only. There were fifteen judges. The only woman was Phyllis Schlafly.

Sorry to be so rambly.

Mood: cynicalcynical
Tune: "L-Y" by Lehrer, Tom

*blinks* Betty Friedan is stuck on a list with Mao and Hitler? *sighs* I should be surprised, but I'm not. "Evil" books. That's...that's offensive to me.

I've read Origin of the Species, The Communist Manifesto, and Das Kapital (required reading in high school and college.) Mystique was too boring for me to read, too. *shakes head* I still can't wrap my mind around the idea that a book can be evil. It's a BOOK. It's an inanimate object full of someone's ideas. Sure, they can be used for evil purposes, but no book can be "evil" in and of itself.

Well, the word the article actually used was "harmful" but you'd think they'd include Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity (bless Google) or whatever the name of the original paper was, as just as harmful as Mein Kampf, seeing as it led to the destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and they are indicting books for ideas. Oh, but wait, the residents of those cities weren't Christian or white.