June 1, 2005

Required Reading

Just in case you need some light reading over the summer, Human Events, a rather enthusiastically conservative group has releasted the Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Wow. Some good stuff in here once you get past the The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf. Some really good books: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, The Feminine Mystique, General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. This is a great list of books I've really been meaning to read but haven't. Good thing they are putting up links for Amazon.com so you can buy these evil books.

7 comments:

Wingnut said...

Wow, you know how to read. It must be nice.

chiennoir said...

Were the reviewers actually required to read the texts and, if so, do they actually live in this world - by that I mean around actual events and people. It had a distinctly underlying tone of TOP TEN BOOKS THAT SHOULD BE BURNED. But, I suppose the more people read the less time to practice mordern day goose stepping.

BirkenPlanner said...

Books Burning books being burned it surprises me given the current state of discourse in politics, at presidential press conferences, on the evening news, that anyone is actually still reading. I mean MAD magazine aside it seems that the President rarely strays farther than a thrilling return to the Hardy Boys Mystery's. This blog isnt doing much for my vision of a happy future craigman.

Tyler said...

Yes...thats what I got out of it too. That the creators of that list wanted to burn those books. Because, as we all know, conservatives/republicans all secretely want to be Adolf Hitler.

Tyler said...

And for the record, I must say that I as a conservative have never, ever burned a single one of the books on this list. In fact I think that a very, very, very, very small percentage of conservatives have every burned any books at all. And of those that have, probably most of them were simply doing so to keep themselves warm after they had been stranded at the top of the Andes in a mountain pass crash of the bookvan that they were driving to bring decent American literature to the natives.

There are not, as others seem to apply, "many" conservatives who would readily burn books. Do you realize that the average conservative can rip a telephone directory in half simply through his sheer strength of faith? It is a scientific fact. So why would we go through the trouble of actually burning books!? And to pre-empt your criticism -- No, it's not because we want to add extra carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, you greenies.

On the other hand, I believe that for many sports teams it is typical to burn effigies of the play books of their rivals as a way of rallying their testosterone levels to make them play harder and faster. But, I mean that's just a natural thing that was done by primitive man. Except back then it was probably clay tablets rather than play books. But the balls were made of stone, the fires were hotter, and the men were extremely tough.

Tyler said...

So there are two people who read this blog named Tyler?

For the record I (Tyler Allen) did not write the "for the record" post

I certainly hope there are two Tylers, because if someone wrote some sort of hack or something to use my ID---well thats not cool. We need to look into this and at at least change some user IDs

The horror, the horror.....

Chris said...

Yeah, WTF? Is there another Chris reading this blog too? I (CCB) was off in Budapest for the last few days, but looking over things it looks like I didn't stop posting. Although likening the President's reading habits to MAD Magazine and the Hardy Boys is an excellent joke, alas I cannot claim credit for it.