Many people have asked for a good reading list.

When I will have time, I will compile a short list of important books.

Meanwhile, here is one reader’s suggestions:

 

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, by Richard Hofstader

Left Back, by Diane Ravitch

Education for Freedom, by Robert Maynard Hutchins

The University of Utopia, by Robert Maynard Hutchins

No Friendly Voice, by Robert Maynard Hutchins

The Higher Learning in America,by Robert Maynard Hutchins

The Conflict in Education in a Democratic Society, by Robert Maynard Hutchins

The Great Conversation: The Substance of a Liberal Education, by Robert Maynard Hutchins

Great Books, by Robert Maynard Hutchins

The Learning Society, by Robert Maynard Hutchins

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, by Diane Ravitch

How to Read a Book, by Mortimer J. Adler (Try to get an edition between 1940 and 1966; the later editions have less discussion on education.)

The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom

The Opening of the American Mind, by Mortimer J. Adler

The Paideia Proposal, by Mortimer J. Adler

The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus, by Mortimer J. Adler

Paideia Problems and Possibilities, by Mortimer J. Adler

The Paideia Classroom: Teaching for Understanding, by Terry Roberts and Laura Billings

The Aims of Education, by Alfred North Whitehead

The Age of American Unreason, by Susan Jacoby

The Assault on Reason, by Al Gore

Come Home, Amercia, by William Greider

The Enlightenment (2 Vols.), by Peter Gay

The Making of Americans, by E.D. Hirsch

The Revolt of the Elites, by Christopher Lasch

Death of the Liberal Class, by Chris Hedges

The Age of Narcissism, by Christopher Lasch

The House of Intellect, by Jacques Barzun

Begin Here, by Jacques Barzun

Dark Ages America, by Morris Berman

Why America Failed, by Morris Berman

The Tyranny of Testing, by Banesh Hoffmann

The Mismeasure of Man, by Stephen J. Gould