Re: Great books for young people?

Terry Donaghe (
Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:58:41 -0800 (PST)

The best generic type book I can think of to give a 16yo (male or female, interested or not in science, etc.) would be Harry Browne's
"How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World." If I had read this book
when I was 16, I think my life would have been a lot different. Browne talks about the importance of being an individual and how selfishness is not a bad thing. Any kid that reads this, and understands what Browne is saying won't have much problem with peer pressure and will begin to see that government is not a good thing. Browne says very little that is blatantly anti-religious, but he stresses over and over that we should each believe in ourselves, rather than blindly following dogma.

When my son turns 14 or 15, I'll give him a copy of it.

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