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Friday, May 04, 2012

June Grad New Gift Books

Jack Kemp

Recently, Thomas Sowell wrote in a column that people who are conservative are dismayed that their young adult children are coming home from college as liberals and thus have asked Mr. Sowell about one book that can undo the years of educational propaganda foisted on their offspring. Sowell recommended "No Matter What...They'll Call this Book Racist" by Harry Stein   and, after having read it, I totally agree with him. The book is written by a sincere former New York leftist who saw all his ideals trashed over the years by the left and addresses many of the leftist arguments and their sacred cows - such as Al Sharpton and their arguments for against "stop and frisk" used in minority communities (guess who is the victim of most crime done by blacks? Fellow blacks) to the complementary viewpoints of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. This book had many details I did not know and they were presented in a dramatic way.

Recently I saw Dennis Prager talk in New York and he recommended for young people...his own new book, "Still the Best Hope" by Dennis Prager.
I perused a copy being sold at the talk and didn't buy it, however I've been reading both books and conservative blogs since roughly the year 2000 and am a lot more familiar with the arguments and examples that Mr. Prager raises than the average young reader (I've got ties older than the average young reader). This is also a fine book for a graduating student, be it from high school or college.

If you want to go for "extra credit" and go into further detail another recommendation would be the new book by Dutch conservative politician Geert Wilder's new book "Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me."  Wilders talks about current political attitudes towards multiculturalism and dissects its platitudes. He also details his enemies literal attempts to silence him - both figuratively and literally.

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