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How to Undo the Damage College Has Done to Your Kid’s Mind (a summer reading list)

Thomas Sowell writes in a witty column for National Review:

This time of year, as college students return home for the summer, parents may notice how many politically correct ideas they have acquired on campus. Some of those parents may wonder how they can undo some of the brainwashing that has become so common in what are supposed to be institutions of higher learning…

For example, if the student has been led to join the crusade for more gun control, and thinks that the reason the British have lower murder rates than Americans have is because the Brits have tighter gun-control laws, just give him or her a copy of the book Guns and Violence by Joyce Lee Malcolm…

For those students who have bought the campus party line on Third World nations, the classic study of that subject is Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion by the late P. T. Bauer of the London School of Economics…

For those students who have been conditioned to regard the welfare state as the solution to social problems, there is no book that exposes the actual human consequences of the welfare state more poignantly than Life at the Bottom by British physician Theodore Dalrymple. He has worked in both low-income neighborhoods and in prisons, so he has seen it all…

What do you think? Would this kind of summer reading list do college students some good?

Read the full story at National Review Online.

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