Thomas Sowell suggests books to “deprogram” students exposed to leftish propaganda.
If all that today’s students seem to know about American history are its negative aspects which it shares with human societies in general then they may think that we are a truly awful country, without asking the question, “Compared to what?”
Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom’s America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible
Joshua Muravchik’s Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism
And some econ books. Perhaps faithful readers have ideas for lighter reading for less motivated people in need of deprogramming. I suppose Ayn Rand’s dystopic Anthem would be good. It’s short.
For children, I highly recommend Genevieve Foster’s histories, such as George Washington’s World and Abraham Lincoln’s World. In fact, I’ve just ordered a copy of The World of Columbus and Sons, which hadn’t been written when I was a kid. Foster writes “horizontal” history, touching on what was happening in various places around the world during the main character’s lifetime. The books are listed as “young adult,” but I read them in elementary school.