Ayn Rand
Conservatives shouldn't fret over college reading lists

To the editor: I don't have any problem with conservative groups advocating that incoming college freshmen read the classics and study theConstitution. ("Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias," Sept. 8) But as a retired high school social sciences teacher, I can state that most first-year college students have already read several of these time-honored books and documents, and a course in American government is required in most, if not all, states. What bothers me is that these same groups show disdain for many futuristic books that employ themes not consistent with conservative philosophies. College is an environment where students are...