In a press release issued by the United States Navy on May 6, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Mike Gilday set out the list of approved books for members of the Navy. Three particularly controversial books often promoted as “
anti-racist” were no longer on the list.
No longer approved are the race-based books Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist,” Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,’ and Jason Pierceon’s “Sexual Minorities and Politics.
The new list has the following titles:
- “To Rule the Waves” by Bruce Jones
- “A Brief Guide to Maritime Strategy” by James Holmes
- “China as a 21st Century Naval Power” by Michael. A. McDevitt
- “Not One Inch” by Mary E. Sarotte
- The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea” by Admiral James G. Stavridis
- “Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War” by Paul Scharre
- “Fortune Favors Boldness” by Barry Costello
- “The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour” by James Hornfischer
- “World War II at Sea: A Global History” by Craig Symonds
- “Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield” by Gayle T. Lemmon
- “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown
- “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck
Republican Representative Jim banks was encouraged by the Navy’s actions, Tweeting, “I’m encouraged to have learned that anti-American radical Ibram X Kendi’s CRT manifesto “How To Be An Antiracist” has been removed from the Navy’s reading list.”
It is encouraging to know that at least the U.S. Navy is starting to understand the dangers of these liberal socialist treatises. They truly have no place in our military, just as they have no place in our schools. Are you glad the books were removed?