While everyone else is in "finals" mode, I continue to have relatively less work to do than most of my friends- how restful it has been. This, along with the fact that procrastination has never hurt me in the past, allows me to continue in my independent reading, and to come up with many new good ideas, both for SGA (where I've lately been very active) and my personal life.
In an event fortunate for the first and third above priorities, I yesterday went to Waldenbooks, and discovered 33 Questions about American History You're Not Supposed to Ask, a work after my own heart, which I am already half finished with. After being drawn to the work by my high opinion of the author, convert to Traditional Catholicism and libertarian historian Thomas Woods, my expectations were high. They have all been met.
Although I'm only on Question 19, Woods has already burst the bubble for so many common fantasies, all of which will are welcome breaks from the lies taught in pro-big government, multiculturalist, hyper-environmentalist high school American history classes. Besides the joy of learning the truth for the first time, or of having my longtime skepicism reaffirmed, how can this benefit me? Last year, I loaned my father my copy of Ann Coulter's Godless: The Church of Liberalism to read, so that (I having read a recent work by Senator Kennedy) we could exchange ideas. Whereas I adore Coulter's comedy and endless partisanship, both where we agree and disagree, Dad (likely because he is "Godless") could hardly get past page ten. After I get back for Christmas break, I will give him Woods's volume instead. Written in a non-partisan, intellectual manner, and with a heavy air of old-style patriotism, he should thoroughly enjoy it.