Skip to comments.Undoing the Brainwashing (Dr. Sowell recommends books)
Posted on 05/20/2013 10:54:37 AM PDT by jazusamo
This time of year, as college students return home for the summer, many 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.
The strategy used by General Douglas MacArthur so successfully in the Pacific during World War II can be useful in this very different kind of battle. General MacArthur won his victories while minimizing his casualties something that is also desirable in clashes of ideas within the family.
Instead of fighting the Japanese for every island stronghold as the Americans advanced toward Japan, MacArthur sent his troops into battle for only those islands that were strategically crucial. In the same spirit, parents who want to bring their brainwashed offspring back to reality need not try to combat every crazy idea they picked up from their politically correct professors. Just demolishing a few crucial beliefs, and exposing what nonsense they are, can deal a blow to the general credibility of the professorial pied pipers.
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.
As the facts in that book demolish the gun control propaganda fed to students by their professors, that can create a healthy skepticism about other professorial propaganda.
There are other books that can likewise demolish other politically correct beliefs that prevail on campuses. My own recent book, "Intellectuals and Race," has innumerable documented facts that expose...
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My college freshman daughter wouldn’t read any book I gave her.
I will be so sorry when Sowell retires.
And WHO is paying for her college? You? Make her work and see how conservative she will become.
Why would he retire from writing columns?
We’ll, someday, read a column he didn’t finish...
Two “fundamentals” that you have to read first -
A Conflict of Visions
Better yet, have your children read the books before they go to college. Perhaps require book reports in exchange for a driver’s license ...
At the very least, one should read the book, as well, and then give the daughter a test on it with the understanding that if she can’t answer questions correctly, she will be required to find a part-time job to help pay for the next semester or leave college.
I have a sister who went to Harvard—she voted Benghazi Hussein Obama TWICE; PROOF that these are indoctrination centers.
Amen, excellent way to give them a head start.
Personally, I am happy with this. Realistically, if a person doesn’t want to learn, has no desire to better themselves, has no interest in another point of view, then it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t hurt anything though, and it always helps to improve your own personal knowledge.
College students already study “practical Marxism”!