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Human Events, the bizarrely titled American conservative magazine, has published a list of what its panel has voted "the ten most harmful books of the 19th and 20th centuries". The result is unintentionally hilarious. Apart from the inclusion of Mao's Little Red Book and the obviously and undeniably evil Mein Kampf, most of the books are remarkable in their un-scariness. What's actually scary is the idea that a bunch of people think that The Feminine Mystique, Origin of the Species, Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa and John Stuart Mill's On Liberty are as harmful as Hitler.

Link from Alchemy Girl in the Chicklit Forums.

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pinguin
Jun. 3rd, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
Also, I'm going to bookmark that page and with the exception of Mein Kampf and the ones I've read, I'll stick the whole list on my Amazon wish list. It's like an introduction to liberal politics and philosophy.

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