Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Recommended Reading List

Human Events Online has released its list of The 10 Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Century. Not surprisingly, The Communist Manifesto is number one, beating out Hitler's Mein Kampf by 33 points. One might argue that Mein Kampf did less harm because no one actually read it, but that's probably giving Human Events more credit than they deserve.

The Kinsey Report comes in at number four. Origin of the Species, I'm sorry to say, only gets an honourable mention. Sorry, Darwin!

Folks, take note of the list and stockpile your copies, because when they start up the bonfires, these will be the first to burn.


Greg said...

Neat list. Give or take the Hitler, it is almost a must-read list. Of the top 10, I've read all but Hitler (which I think I'll give a miss) and Comte. I really must read the Comte; it sounds like a book on religion that I might actually be able to read without encountering anger-control issues.

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