The Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci espoused revolution by means of a “long march through the institutions” of our society. Once they fall, the rest is a piece of cake. Well, it seems that we have fresh evidence of yet another institution’s having been breached by ideology—your child’s readers. 

A Racine, Wisconsin mother reportsthe following:

“My 8th grade son is in an advanced English class at a public middle school here in Racine, Wisconsin. I just found out that my son’s new (copyright 2008) Wisconsin – McDougal Littell Literature book has 15 pages covering Barack Obama.

Hat tip to National Review’s Stephen Spruiell, who took the troubleto look at the company’s website. The selection includes material from Obama’s autobiography—and his acceptance speech at the convention.