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Summer Reading

I would certainly vote for A Farewell to Arms, as it is a fabulous book. The Grapes of Wrath is also worth reading for the reason John suggests (cultural literacy). I can’t echo his vote for My Antonia however. That book just never did anything for me. Invisible Man’s actually on my to-read list, so I can’t comment on it beyond noting that I’ve certainly heard it’s worth a read.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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