posted on 05/31/2003 4:56:58 PM PDT
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt;
Human Action by Ludwig von Mises;
Virtually anything by Robert Heinlein (there's a message in the fiction)
Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Virtue of Selfishness and The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution by Ayn Rand
The Gulag Archipelago by Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn
1984 by George Orwell
posted on 05/31/2003 8:48:04 PM PDT
"Ten Books every F.R. member should read to articulately promote"
How about a grammar primer so he doesn't split his infinitives?
A Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek should be on any list of this kind.
posted on 06/01/2003 2:18:47 AM PDT
by Sam Cree
In recommending books, I'd always recommend Witness
the autobiography of Whitaker Chambers. Mr. Chambers was a member of the communist underground in the 20's and 30's and was involved in espionage. He broke with communism and became a Christian. He ran from communism for several years to keep from being killed by the communists. He later became an informer and was a primary witness at the perjury trial of Alger Hiss. Hiss was convicted, but the left still claims that he was innocent. When the communist governments fell in the late 80's and early 90's, papers in their files showed that Hiss was a spy for them. I've named my website Witness for the Right
in honor of Mr. Chambers.
Otherwise, I think conservatives need to read a variety of things rather than concentrate on any single list. I've read through parts of The Federalist Papers, and I find them a bit dry for general reading. I'm more inclined to have them for reference than to try to go through all of them at once. I recently read the McCullough biography of John Adams, and I found it very interesting. I've read severl book by and about Theodore Roosevelt. I think that as long as we read enough to be generally educated about our nation and its history, we can be effective in advancing our cause.
Saving a few more jobs
posted on 06/01/2003 8:32:52 PM PDT
(Liberty isn't for cowards)
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