I’d be willing to bet that most Americans don’t realize that Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Sinclair Lewis were part of the America First movement.
These people are widely admired, so we wouldn’t want to confuse people, you see, by linking them to what fashionable opinion today considers a disreputable cause.
Likewise, it would be news to most people that Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, were opponents of the New Deal. Lane, in fact, went on to play a hand in building the nascent libertarian movement.
Well, as you may have heard, last month the American Library Association voted to strip Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a children’s literature award.
Her books, evidently, aren’t culturally sensitive enough to satisfy the standards of the American Library Association.
When the vandals do one thing, I try to do the opposite.
So for my Liberty Classroom I solicited a course on Wilder and her work. It’s now ready, and it’s outstanding — it’s taught by Dr. Dedra Birzer, who’s writing a book on Rose Wilder Lane (and yes, Dedra is married to Brad Birzer, the usual guest for my music episodes!).
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We’ve all been victims of educational malpractice. Here’s the cure.
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