They are always trying to get kids to read. Why? Most stuff isn’t worth reading. I have tended to think it’s a campaign of the publishing industry, or the libraries, to assure a stream of consumers, or just pro-education types who assume reading is good without thinking about why.
I was in the library yesterday, looking for something to read. I found myself looking at some history. Histories of the 60’s. Nope, obviously written by left-liberal historians whitewashing things for their own benefit. Something by Robert Dallek. Not really sure who he is exactly, but a liberal-audience historian also.
I saw a huge book on the Crusades. Something I would like to read about, but what does the author think about the Crusades? I pull it off the shelf and look at the blurb on the back- he clearly believes the Crusades were evil.
Most politics and history you can readily obtain is written by liberals, and therefore worthless, or written by politically acceptable conservatives, and thus pretty worthless as well. Moldbug reads things written in the 1800’s on Google books, and that may be the only way to get stuff you don’t have to constantly decipher for the real truth.