In this case it is the restriction of ideas that marks this propaganda technique. Young America’s Foundation (YAF) has completed a study showing that conservative books are notably absent on ALL freshman reading programs for the top 50 colleges as picked by Forbes for the last 3 years!!! Is this a coincidence or reflective of a general systematic bias that restricts the range of ideas so that one ideology comes out on top?
HERNDON, VA-Young America’s Foundation (YAF) has discovered that conservative books are noticeably absent from the required reading programs for incoming college freshmen nationwide. YAF surveyed the top 50 schools as noted by Forbes, and of the schools that institute a freshman reading program, no conservative books were assigned to incoming students over the past three years. The purpose of required reading, according to many of the schools implementing them, is to foster a sense of community among students through igniting university-wide discussions. Not surprisingly, YAF found that many of the “required” books only offered left-wing perspectives on topics such as race, feminism, socialism, inequality, and wealth redistribution.
College administrators will say that students receive a balanced education at their institutions, but what really balances the Left on campus? Today’s schools routinely omit conservative perspectives from campus dialogue, and “required reading” programs underscore this bias. Examples of the books being assigned to incoming freshmen include Class Matters by The New York Times, which advocates against free-market principles, and Chimamanda Nogzi Adichie’s Americanah, a fictional story of a young Nigerian woman and man who immigrated to the United States. Throughout the book, the author focuses on race and criticizes everyone but the protagonists for their prejudices.
Or check out the Atlas Shrugged Movie (What is it that “they” don’t want you to know about?)
Or if you enjoy a great summer read….warning… the book starts slowly but don’t let it fool you. You won’t be able to put it down. Better than the movie IMHO. But of course if you would never pick up the book because it it’s length intimidates you then by all means sit down and enjoy the movie.