My wife has been hogging the Brownback book all summer, taking her sweet time with it and not letting me read it. I’ve been frustrated by the waiting, so I haven’t read much of anything beyond some Plutarch and Thucydides this whole time. (If nothing else, they impress my coworkers, since work is the only place I usually get the chance to read in peace.)
Thucydides is a good one to read. It’s nice to see that there was at least one Athenian who appreciated the Spartan system. He portrays Athens as the unruly mob of wacko leftards and dissembling meddlers they undoubtedly were, and are. I respect that viewpoint a lot, it’s not one you get very much of in classical literature (most of which was written by chest-thumping Athenian moonbats).
Anyway, my newest summer read has arrived in the mail. I’ve finally gotten my copy of “Turmoil in the Toybox” by Phil Phillips. Some members of my church group spoke to me about it, and encouraged me to pick it up. Apparently, it reveals a great deal about the influence of Satanism on the modern toy industry. Not having read it yet, I have little to say about the subject; but, as the summer goes on and I read more of it, I will doubtless have the opportunity to post any insights this book provides me on the subject. (I promise to include relevant quotes!)
This book could change the way America raises its children. It’s a bit old (it was originally published in 1986), but from what I’ve heard, its lessons are still valid.