Curiosity about how the US education system became such a culture war front has me reading a lot about the origins of communism in the US. Just finished Stalin's Secret Agents - The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government, by M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein. One of many startling things in the book was how Truman's justice department repeatedly killed investigations into the extent of Soviet infiltration of the US government. They tampered with grand juries, attacked the informants, and made evidence disappear. The deep state has been around a long time and seems to have an uncanny way of winning, regardless of how obvious they are being about it. Seventy years later it is still infuriating to read about it, and frustrating to see how popular US history completely ignores it. Reading The Naked Communist now. Next up, School of Darkness, by Bella Dodd.