Culture Rot for Young Readers

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I reviewed these books for Chalcedon two years ago, the first two “Dragonets of Destiny” novels by Tui T. Sutherland (

I don’t know what’s worse: the sheer inanity of such novels, their routine Godlessness, or their toxic ideology. I mean, we’re talking about stories in which the characters sing bar songs–and there are no bars! And the young dragons have to kill their parents to get ahead. Yeesh.

What with public schooling, slop culture, social media obsession, and all the rest of it, who can be surprised by the mess we’re in? The wonder is, it isn’t worse.

We can do better than this. Really, we can. Even with Scholastic Books trying to block the way to excellence.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “Culture Rot for Young Readers

  • Linda Sorci

    Too bad that with all this dragon writing, they couldn’t find space to inform about the real dragon – Satan, that old serpent. That, I suppose, is just too much to ask.


  • David Ingram (@debater2016)

    Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, is doing all she can to reform education in America, and that’s why the Leftids hate her so much. She is big on private schooling. There are many online schools being developed that are very exciting. One is found at I know Dinesh D’Sousa is very interested in forming college level online schools. Change takes time when done God’s way, which is by regeneration, not revolution.



    Wow I’ve seen kids reading this book; thanks for letting us know the content


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