( - promoted by Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno)
I've been telling anyone who will listen (and a bunch who don't want to) that Conservatives will not win the larger policy and cultural arguments until we take back the schools.
To that end I've been thinking of trying to get a history/civics pilot program together to be given as extra credit at Reading Memorial High School. The idea I have is based on what I consider to be three very important books: Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin, Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, and After America by Mark Steyn.
The basic thoughts: required reading, construct projects based on main themes, and culminating in a Q&A event with the authors.
Levin's is nothing less than a Conservative Manifesto. Goldberg puts to the lie the notion that Conservatives are Fascists when the complete opposite is, in fact, the case. And Steyn lays out what the Europeanisation of America and its crushing debt will mean for future generations of Americans (the target audience).
I particularly chose Steyn and Goldberg because I believe they can convey conservative principles in a way that will reach a younger audience. How? With humor. They both can be bitingly funny. (Generation Checks, anyone?)
If anyone has any thoughts on how to pull something like this off, or know someone I should get in touch with about it, please comment away.