When I talk to young people I tell them if by the time they are forty years old when they look in the mirror if they don’t see their best teacher they did something wrong. I’m not going to sell math short and I agree with the emphasis put on STEM but reading is far and away the most important academic skill. Basically, if you can read you can teach yourself almost anything. Continue reading Last Minute Gift? Give Knowledge
I just added Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss to the Recommended Reading Section. It is considered to be one of the three must read political books published in 2018. (The other two are Leadership by Doris Kearnes Goodwin and Fascism by Madeleine Albright which are already on the list.)
In it Beschloss explores the actions of wartime presidents from James Madison to LBJ. The stories aren’t always pretty.