The thought police: 10 books that conservatives fear

By | June 3, 2005

This is so baffling to me: apparently, Conservatives are afraid of books. I think this is a major difference between conservatives and the left (liberal/progressive): the left welcomes new ideas, the right fears new ideas. You won’t see liberals or progressives hosting book burnings nor banning books. The right seems to thrive on doing both. The left welcomes free thought, conservatives try to police thought.

The ten books that were voted “most harmful” are an absolutely bizarre mix. There are a few that one can at least semi-understand why the right considers them harmful (such as The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf), but others are just plain baffling (including Sexual Behavior In the Human Male and Democracty and Education).

Why are conservatives so frightened by knowledge?

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