Good back-to-school book options

Joshua Lawson writes for the Federalist about reading options that can help returning students counteract political bias on high school and college campuses.

Although it often begins as early as preschool, leftist indoctrination finally becomes very apparent by high school and happens right under our noses. For those who don’t have a good alternative to a public high school or whose field necessitates a university degree, the situation may seem hopeless.

Learning more information from robust sources, however, can raise students’ chances of not getting sucked into false portrayals of American history, economics, and more. …

… ‘A History of the American People’ | Paul Johnson

The average American history textbook comes riddled with leftist bias. Some, like Howard Zinn’s Marxist “A People’s History of the United States,” have contributed to the rise of the radical left and even inspired violence from domestic terrorist groups like Antifa. Johnson’s book is the perfect antidote.

Structured as a novel with a grand narrative, “A History of the American People” is unapologetic in its admiration of the United States and highly critical of leaders or movements that have failed to uphold its founding principles. …

… ‘Vindicating the Founders’ | Thomas G. West

No group finds itself more frequently in the crosshairs of the leftist intelligentsia than the Founding Fathers. Thomas G. West’s “Vindicating the Founders” is a full-throated, passionate defense of America’s original statesman, and the ideas and policies they believed in. …

… ‘Liberty and Tyranny’ | Mark Levin …

… In “Liberty and Tyranny,” Levin discusses the virtues of faith, the Founding Fathers, the free market, and the Constitution, all while landing devastating body blows to the threadbare arguments of the left. It’s a great book for anyone seeking to understand conservative ideology while loading up on rebuttals to modern statists.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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