Recommended Reading: Education, Western Civ, “Diversity”

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As part of building the Liberty Index resource, I’ve been doing an awful lot of reading, and wanted to pass my reading list on to you.

Diversity – not actual diversity which is a good thing, but obsessive, maniacal, fragmentational faux diversity

The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture – Heather Mac Donald  (at AFA here, here and here)

Diversity: The Invention of a Concept – Peter Wood

Diversity Rules – Peter Wood (a much smaller monograph published this year)

The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free  – Michael Gonzalez (Heritage) – speech at AFA here 


Core Curriculum and Western Civilization

Students Guide To Core Curriculum: Core Curriculum Guide – Mark Henrie – very short, useful to students at any university, a brilliant read for anybody interested in scholarship

The Lost History of Western Civilization – Stanley Kurtz – his talk at Pepperdine earlier this year is here

Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story – Wilfred McClay (2020 winner of ISI’s Conservative Book of the Year)

Freedom Academy Videos – Recommended viewing, not reading, but highly recommended nonetheless


Regarding Zinn’s anti-American history and 1619 Project, many resources here



Classical Historian – series of textbooks and supplemental materials

Heritage Foundation – Curricula Resource Initiative 

Intercollegiate Studies Institute


People/organizations to follow

Larry Sand’s California Teachers Empowerment Network and at California Policy Center

Lance Izumi at Pacific Research Institute


Some other resources: 

Organizations and Resources related to K12 Education and Assessment


Stay tuned as we’ll be updating this periodically. 



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