Human Events Online gives a list of the Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries:
HUMAN EVENTS asked a panel of 15 conservative scholars and public policy leaders to help us compile a list of the Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Each panelist nominated a number of titles and then voted on a ballot including all books nominated. A title received a score of 10 points for being listed No. 1 by one of our panelists, 9 points for being listed No. 2, etc. Appropriately, The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, earned the highest aggregate score and the No. 1 listing.
Each book is accompanied by a short ‘graph of rationale. But here’s just the straight list.
- Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto
- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
- Mao Zedong, Quotations from Chairman Mao
- Alfred Kinsey, The Kinsey Report
- John Dewey, Democracy and Education
- Karl Marx, Das Kapital
- Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique
- Auguste Comte, The Course of Positive Philosophy
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
- John Maynard Keynes, General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
The list of scholars follows the (longer) list of honorable mentions.