Thomas Sowell

Barnard College is described as having "doctrinaire leftism" that "pervades every nook and cranny of campus." But MIT is credited with a politically "diverse or neutral" environment where the students "are too busy for activism."

Unlike most other colleges, Hillsdale College still has "single-sex dorms, with firm visitation rules" and a "very extensive well-taught core curriculum." It also has "almost unanimous political conservatism" that may not be for everyone. Nor is its isolated location "in a very cold part of the country."

In short, the 900-plus pages of "Choosing the Right College" lay out in plain English the pluses and minuses of colleges and universities across the country, calling a spade a spade. They report, you decide what is right for you.

With so many people already speculating as to who might be the "front runner" for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's new book,"Unintimidated" may be especially worth reading. It shows a man of real depth, and with an impressive track record that ought to overshadow the rhetoric of others, especially among the Washington Republicans.

Unlike the Washington Republicans, Governor Walker has been tested and has come through with flying colors. His ending the labor unions' sacred cow status in Wisconsin, in spite of union thuggery in the capitol and death threats to himself, his wife and his children, tells us what kind of man he is.

Merry Christmas to all.


Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of The Housing Boom and Bust.

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