Books to Read, Not Steal

Books to Read, Not Steal

Lawrence W. Reed, a resident of Newnan, is President Emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education. His most recent book is “Was Jesus a Socialist?” He can be contacted at [email protected]

In the library of the Convent of San Pedro in Barcelona, ​​Spain, there is a centuries-old sign warning those who visit,

For anyone who steals a book from this library,

Let it turn into a snake in his hand and tear it apart.

To hit paralyzes and explodes all its members.

Let him wither in pain, and cry out loud for mercy,

He does not calm down from his torment until he drowns in the melting.

Let the bookworm gnaw his guts in reference to the worm that does not die.

And finally, when he goes to his last sentence,

Let the flames of hell devour him forever and oh.

Books are to be read, not stolen. At least, don’t rob someone from the San Pedro monastery.

From time to time, I would recommend some good books in this weekly column. Here is the latest news about your summer reading:

The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, School, or Play By Harry Lauren and Jerry Lucas – Forty years later, the undergraduates I taught from 1977 to 1984 are still wondering how I managed to remember their names by the hundreds. This book will tell you how.

Uneducated: Raising Curious, Intellectual Children Outside the Traditional Classroom by Keri MacDonald Discover the exciting world of self-directed education in this book, which includes the observations of public school dropout teachers to unlock more promising approaches to educating children.

Battle for the American Mind by Pete Hegseth – Why are public schools in so many places around America (more than you can imagine) little more than indoctrination factories? Here you will discover the story behind a century-old farce.

Is atheism dead? By Eric Metaxas – Science is increasingly emphasizing creation, not chance. The idea that everything came from nothing, and the idea that there is no beginning or novice, both come under fire in this book.

The Girls Who Got Off the Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II Major General Mary Kayder – If you enjoy the true stories of brave women who made a difference, you won’t be able to put this book down until you’re done.

The Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Fleeing Mao’s Rebellion by Helen Xia – Whatever the Marxist flavor of the day, it produces heartbreak, slaughter, and chaos everywhere. At the same time, those horrific events are filled with stories of real people who persevere and overcome. Mao’s China is no exception.

Abolitionism: How the Left Silences Churches, Dismantles the Constitution, and Divides Our Culture by David Fiorazzo – Abolitionist culture is more than stupid and intolerant. It is pure evil. Read this book now, then vote against any politician who supports it in November.

A Student’s Guide to Socialism: How It Will Shatter Your Life, by Paul S. Robin – The title says it all, but this is a message students will generally hear for the first time when they read this book.

Lawrence W. Reed, a resident of Newnan, is President Emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education. His most recent book is “Was Jesus a Socialist?” He can be contacted at [email protected]

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