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Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination Of Your Child

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination Of Your Child© 2010 Anthony Esolen256 pages In the spirit of The Screwtape Letters comes this, Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination Of Your Child.  Anthony Esolen opens by observing that the western world … Continue reading

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Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture© 2017 Anthony Esolen256 pages Some things, like a Roman bridge, can last for millennia through the virtue of their design, the simplicity of their use, and the inherent strength of their materials. Other … Continue reading

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The Simple Living Guide

The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living© 1997 Janet Luhrs444 pages Life distracts easily and passes by without being noticed. The Simple Living Guide is written as an antidote, one which both prompts people to … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the World

What’s Wrong with the World© 1910 G. K. Chesterton200 pages What’s wrong with the world? Too many people are proposing answers to the wrong questions.  What’s Wrong is a curious collection of thoughts, voiced at the turn of the 20thcentury, … Continue reading

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The Working Poor

The Working Poor: Invisible in America© 2004 David Shipler352 pages “Like my daddy used to say — ‘Son, life’s hell to pay for when you’re poor — cause  always just outside the door’s another Hard Time.’”    (Jerry Reed) The … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of Childhood

The Disappearance of Childhood©1982 Neil Postman177 pages Television is killing your children — conceptually. In 1985, Neil Postman penned Amusing Ourselves to Death, in which he, building off of the lesson in Technopoly that technology changes our culture without our knowledge, … Continue reading

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Save the Males

Save the Males: Why Men Matter and Why Women Should Care© 2008 Kathleen Parker215 pages It’s not a man’s world any more. Far from it, Kathleen Parker writes: in America, men have not only been dethroned but imprisoned by a … Continue reading

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The Unschooling Handbook

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom© 1998 Marry Griffith240 pages What does it mean to educate a child? In the United States, schooling is dominated by standards, by regular exams that force educators … Continue reading

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French Kids Eat Everything

French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters© 2012 Karen Le Billon 320 pages Upon landing in France to spend a year with her … Continue reading

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Crunchy Cons

Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of counterculture conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican party) © 2006  Rod Dreher 272 pages … Continue reading

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