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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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theodicy
Jun. 3rd, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)
Let me get this straight. John Maynard KEYNES is responsible for the US budget deficit???

The Maynard Keynes who died in, oh...let me check...1946?

Ah yes. More mental mush brought to you by the people who think Mark Felt is a traitor and Nixon was "misunderstood."

Quick, pass the horse tranquilizers.
ladyxoc
Jun. 3rd, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
Given the sexual shenannigans that have recently come to light with some of the ultra-right, I'd be careful with that word, "horse."

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