Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Reading List for Liberals (Vanity)
NA | Vanity

Posted on 08/25/2009 9:17:58 PM PDT by Laserman

Need recommendations for a Reading List for a Liberal to learn about Conservative values and positions on issues.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bookreview; education; liberals; reading; readinglist
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last
I want to give a list of books to read to a clueless Liberal, so he can learn something about Conservatism. Looking for suggestions.

THANKS!!!

1 posted on 08/25/2009 9:17:59 PM PDT by Laserman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Laserman

Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist


2 posted on 08/25/2009 9:20:15 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman
I appreciate your effort but I have never met a liberal who is interested in facts.
But any book by Mark Levin (ok I bungled that spelling).
3 posted on 08/25/2009 9:21:28 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

I agree that they don’t want to be confused by facts, but this guy is a big proponent of reading about politics and such.


4 posted on 08/25/2009 9:23:01 PM PDT by Laserman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

Get a liberal “saved” first... i.e., become a Christian, know the Word of God, know that what God says in the Bible is what He means and that He’ll do what He says He’ll do... and then... the rest comes naturally... a “conservative”.... :-)


5 posted on 08/25/2009 9:24:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

The Road to Serfdom
Liberal Fascism
America Alone
Any of the general market books by Milton Friedan and Thomas Sowell.


6 posted on 08/25/2009 9:24:23 PM PDT by JLS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

Liberal Facism


7 posted on 08/25/2009 9:24:56 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Tell everyone, DEMS are the RACISTS...they created the KKK and Jim Crow Laws...to start)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS

Thanks! I was thinking of Anne Coulter’s books too.


8 posted on 08/25/2009 9:25:46 PM PDT by Laserman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Mark Levin’s Liberty & Tyranny, the simplest doof can read this and understand where we’ve gone wrong.


9 posted on 08/25/2009 9:26:00 PM PDT by Maigret
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Laserman
Liberty And Tyranny by Mark Levin

Parliament Of Whores and/or All The Trouble In The World by PJ O'Rourke

Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg
10 posted on 08/25/2009 9:26:25 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment

Good suggestions. I’ll post a summary list at the end of this thread.


11 posted on 08/25/2009 9:30:09 PM PDT by Laserman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

How about movies?
I think everyone should watch “Night Crossing”


12 posted on 08/25/2009 9:31:34 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment

The writings of Thomas Paine, specifically Common Sense and American Crisis.


13 posted on 08/25/2009 9:32:18 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (If this keeps up, we may need to secede.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

How about the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution?


14 posted on 08/25/2009 9:32:25 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

The 5000 Year Leap


15 posted on 08/25/2009 9:33:24 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Suz in AZ

Certainly a good place to start.


16 posted on 08/25/2009 9:33:43 PM PDT by Laserman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul
The Roots of American Order by Russell Kirk
The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk
Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
Constitutional Chaos by Andrew Napolitano
Constitution in Exile by Andrew Napolitano
The Obama Nation by Jerome Corsi

Those are just a few of my favorites, obviously from a paleocon/libertarian slant. I’d be interested in seeing the response from the neoconservative crowd and what books they’ve read to form their political opinions.


17 posted on 08/25/2009 9:35:58 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Suz in AZ

Ahh, good one. I missed that one as well as Glenn Beck’s Inconvient Truth. I first heard about the 5,000 Year Leap on Beck’s show.


18 posted on 08/25/2009 9:37:38 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Maigret
... the simplest doof can read this and understand where we’ve gone wrong.

Yeah, but how about a liberal?

19 posted on 08/25/2009 9:38:48 PM PDT by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

Free To Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman was made into an excellent TV series in the 1970’s. Every episode can be viewed for free online, if you Google it. You can even see Donald Rumsfeld in a round table discussion, when he was a corporate bigwig.


20 posted on 08/25/2009 9:40:03 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

It’s great and an easy read—first written in 1981 by W.Cleon Skousen—and now a new paperback edition —foreward by Glenn Beck—The Five Thousand Year Leap.


21 posted on 08/25/2009 9:40:28 PM PDT by savagesusie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

A few of my favorites...
“American Scripture” - The Declaration of Independence
“The Business of May Next: James Madison and the Founding”
“Miracle at Philadelphia”
“The Road to Serfdom”
“Tyranny and Liberty”


22 posted on 08/25/2009 9:44:50 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler

Excellent formula!


23 posted on 08/25/2009 9:46:03 PM PDT by Califreak (If it's Astroturf, why are you trying to mow it?(sign seen at a town hall meeting))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Califreak

Thanks..., it’s my belief that this is the only way that we’re gonna get this country turned around. Short of that — i.e., dealing in “politics” — won’t do it...


24 posted on 08/25/2009 9:49:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

I would agree with some other posters:

Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark Levin
Liberal Fascism, by Jonah Goldberg

Those two are an excellent start. More red meat like the Friedman stuff and Federalist Papers can wait until they’re properly de-programmed.


25 posted on 08/25/2009 9:51:06 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler

Agreed.

Divine intervention.


26 posted on 08/25/2009 9:52:03 PM PDT by Califreak (If it's Astroturf, why are you trying to mow it?(sign seen at a town hall meeting))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Laserman
You found a liberal willing to read such contraband?

Quite an accomplishment in itself. I live in CT now in the middle of blue country and work in an office that must be at least 85% liberal.

I can't convince one single liberal to read Glen Beck's 'Common Sense'. The see the name on the cover and hand it back, refusing to even consider there might be a single kernel of truth inside.

27 posted on 08/25/2009 9:52:34 PM PDT by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman
Economics:
Henry Hazlitt: Economics in One Lesson
Milton Friedman: Free to Choose; Capitalism and Freedom
Thomas Sowell: Basic Economics
F. A. Hayek: The Road to Serfdom; The Fatal Conceit
G. Edward Griffin: The Creature from Jekyll Island
Thomas Woods: Meltdown
Ludwig von Mises: The Anti-Capitalist Mentality (and practically any other work he's written)

Social Policy:
Robert Bork: Slouching Towards Gomorrah

Racial Issues:
Thomas Sowell: Black Rednecks and White Liberals
Shelby Steele: White Guilt

Socialism/Communism/Fascism:
Gary Allen: None Dare Call it Conspiracy
John T. Flynn: The Road Ahead; As We Go Marching; The Roosevelt Myth; The Decline of the American Republic
Jonah Goldberg: Liberal Fascism
Mark Levin: Liberty and Tyranny
Patrick Buchanan: Death of the West
W. Cleon Skousen: The Naked Communist
George Orwell: 1984; Animal Farm; Homage to Catalonia
Max Eastman: Reflections on the Failure of Socialism

History:
Schweikart and Allen's A Patriot's History
W. Cleon Skousen: The 5000 Year Leap; The Making of America

Education:
Allan Bloom: The Closing of the American Mind
Thomas Sowell: Inside American Education

WOT:
Mark Steyn: America Alone
Brigitte Gabriel: Because they Hate
Nonie Darwish: Now they Call me Infidel
Lothrop Stoddard: The New World of Islam
Melanie Phillips: Londonistan
David Horowitz: Unholy Alliance
Bernard Lewis: The Crisis of Islam

Western Civilization (assaults upon, death of)
Tony Blankley: The West's Last Chance
George Wiegel: The Cube and the Cathedral

Judicial Activism:
Robert Bork: Coercing Virtue
Mark Levin: Men in Black
Phyllis Schlafly: The Supremacists

Global Warming:
Roy Spencer: Climate Confusion
Bjorg Lomborg: The Skeptical Environmentalist
Singer and Avery's: Unstoppable Global Warming
Michel Crichton: State of Fear

Socialized Medicine:
Sally Pipes: Top 10 Myths of America Health Care
John Goodman (et al.): Lives at Risk
Dr. Jane Orient: Your Doctor is Not In

Misc:
Russell Kirk: The Conservative Mind
G.K. Chesterton: Eugenics and Other Evils; What's Wrong with the World

That's just a quick scan of one rack in my study.

But, that said, I doubt your liberal friend is truly interested in understanding the depth, extent, and profundity of thought that goes into the Conservative perspective. Most that I have met and engaged with are liberal precisely because they “feel” issues rather than think about and research them. You can toss all the economic statistics you want at them regarding the failure of the welfare state and how it destroys the lives of those it was supposedly established to protect, but at the end of the day, their “feelings” will drive them to flip the lever at the poll to extend benefits, not cut them with tough-love.

What you ought to do is find out in which area of study he is most likely to be receptive to the conservative view (this is usually economics, because everyone wants to be able to keep their earnings and their property). After your friend understands the conservative view of economics, he/she may start to understand that Politics, Economics, and Liberty are three legs of a sort of tripod (in the Attic Greek sense of the term) and that this tripod holds up the trophy of Civilization. If any one of those legs grows too long, the entire tripod falls over. A balanced society is one in which each of those three legs respects the others and therefore willingly restrains itself that each has the ability to actively subdue the others if they try to grow too long.

28 posted on 08/25/2009 9:54:07 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Impeach President Bernanke.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Califreak

Thank you to all for the suggestions!


29 posted on 08/25/2009 9:55:15 PM PDT by Laserman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment; Laserman

dittos


30 posted on 08/25/2009 9:55:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

How about THE HOLY BIBLE?


31 posted on 08/25/2009 9:58:48 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

willingly restrains itself that each =
willingly restrains itself and one in which each


32 posted on 08/25/2009 9:59:05 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Impeach President Bernanke.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Excellent list.

I have been probing to see where there might be an opening. This man is a college “communications” professor. He is a high school friend who was on the debate team with me. Used to be level headed as a teen, but lost it along the way.


33 posted on 08/25/2009 9:59:21 PM PDT by Laserman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

Start with Allan Bloom’s “Closing of the American Mind.”

When I was pursuing my Master’s in English Lit. (unfinished) it opened doors with many people, even hard-left professors, when I used it to counter their leftist views.

Hopefully, since your friend is in education, he would show an interest in the decline of academe. Of course, he may have already read it and immunized himself to its argument.


34 posted on 08/25/2009 10:03:00 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Impeach President Bernanke.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Laserman
Here is what I have so far: Economics: Henry Hazlitt: Economics in One Lesson Milton Friedman: Free to Choose; Capitalism and Freedom Thomas Sowell: Basic Economics F. A. Hayek: The Road to Serfdom; The Fatal Conceit G. Edward Griffin: The Creature from Jekyll Island Thomas Woods: Meltdown Ludwig von Mises: The Anti-Capitalist Mentality (and practically any other work he's written) Social Policy:
Robert Bork: Slouching Towards Gomorrah Racial Issues:
Thomas Sowell: Black Rednecks and White Liberals
Shelby Steele: White Guilt Socialism/Communism/Fascism:
Gary Allen: None Dare Call it Conspiracy
John T. Flynn: The Road Ahead; As We Go Marching; The Roosevelt Myth; The Decline of the American Republic
Jonah Goldberg: Liberal Fascism
Mark Levin: Liberty and Tyranny
Patrick Buchanan: Death of the West
W. Cleon Skousen: The Naked Communist
George Orwell: 1984; Animal Farm; Homage to Catalonia
Max Eastman: Reflections on the Failure of Socialism History:
Schweikart and Allen's A Patriot's History
W. Cleon Skousen: The 5000 Year Leap; The Making of America Education:
Allan Bloom: The Closing of the American Mind
Thomas Sowell: Inside American Education WOT:
Mark Steyn: America Alone
Brigitte Gabriel: Because they Hate
Nonie Darwish: Now they Call me Infidel
Lothrop Stoddard: The New World of Islam
Melanie Phillips: Londonistan
David Horowitz: Unholy Alliance
Bernard Lewis: The Crisis of Islam Western Civilization (assaults upon, death of)
Tony Blankley: The West's Last Chance
George Wiegel: The Cube and the Cathedral Judicial Activism:
Robert Bork: Coercing Virtue
Mark Levin: Men in Black
Phyllis Schlafly: The Supremacists Global Warming:
Roy Spencer: Climate Confusion
Bjorg Lomborg: The Skeptical Environmentalist
Singer and Avery's: Unstoppable Global Warming
Michel Crichton: State of Fear Socialized Medicine:
Sally Pipes: Top 10 Myths of America Health Care
John Goodman (et al.): Lives at Risk
Dr. Jane Orient: Your Doctor is Not In Misc:
Russell Kirk: The Conservative Mind
G.K. Chesterton: Eugenics and Other Evils; What's Wrong with the World Glen Beck's 'Common Sense' Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark Levin
Liberal Fascism, by Jonah Goldberg “American Scripture” - The Declaration of Independence
“The Business of May Next: James Madison and the Founding”
“Miracle at Philadelphia”
“The Road to Serfdom”
“Tyranny and Liberty” The Five Thousand Year Leap by W.Cleon Skousen Free To Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman Glenn Beck’s Inconvient Truth The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul
The Roots of American Order by Russell Kirk
The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk
Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
Constitutional Chaos by Andrew Napolitano
Constitution in Exile by Andrew Napolitano
The Obama Nation by Jerome Corsi Thomas Paine, specifically Common Sense and American Crisis Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution Liberty And Tyranny by Mark Levin Parliament Of Whores and/or All The Trouble In The World by PJ O'Rourke Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg The Road to Serfdom
Liberal Fascism
America Alone
Any of the general market books by Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell. Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Allan Bloom’s “Closing of the American Mind
35 posted on 08/25/2009 10:06:18 PM PDT by Laserman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

Oops.

Sorry for the formatting. Not HTML savvy.


36 posted on 08/25/2009 10:07:08 PM PDT by Laserman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

David Horowitz’s autobiography, “Radical Son.” Very readable, excellent writing, gripping story. I could not put it down.


37 posted on 08/25/2009 10:33:58 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

Please try and get your friend to read “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis. It is not (iirc) a religious book. It is a book about the soul-less future we are now living in. It also has the advantage of being very short, it’s hardly more than a pamphlet. It is also by C.S. who is very readable.

This is one of the few books that I wanted to give around to everyone, people on the street, etc. when I read it.

Another goody, fiction so subtle, is “The Daughter of Time” by Josephine Tey. The daughter of time is TRUTH, but the book really demonstrates how lies can become almost permanent, historically. So, maybe not the best title. It isn’t really a conservative book, but it is a great lesson in bullshit, and isn’t that what the left is all about.

I’d also join in with those recommending “Free to Chose”, a very good book. Also readable. You don’t want to scare people off.


38 posted on 08/25/2009 10:37:29 PM PDT by jocon307
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

The Little Red Hen should be a good start to cure liberals of all ages. If they cry about the injustice of the hen keeping all the bread she worked to make, then beat them with a copy of Atlas Shugged until they see the light. :-).

A book I haven't seen listed is "The Law" by Bastiat. Combine that with anything by Thomas Sowell and they will be well on their way.

39 posted on 08/25/2009 10:48:41 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

Start light but powerful with “THE LAW” by Fredric Bastiat. It’s only about 75 pages long and should be required reading by every American.


40 posted on 08/25/2009 10:57:44 PM PDT by Boiling point (If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman
Reformatting your excellent list for easier reading, hope I got all the divisions right.

____________________________

Here is what I have so far:

Economics:
Henry Hazlitt: Economics in One Lesson
Milton Friedman: Free to Choose; Capitalism and Freedom
Thomas Sowell: Basic Economics
F. A. Hayek: The Road to Serfdom; The Fatal Conceit
G. Edward Griffin: The Creature from Jekyll Island
Thomas Woods: Meltdown
Ludwig von Mises: The Anti-Capitalist Mentality (and practically any other work he's written)

Social Policy:

Robert Bork: Slouching Towards Gomorrah

Racial Issues:

Thomas Sowell: Black Rednecks and White Liberals

Shelby Steele: White Guilt

Socialism/Communism/Fascism:

Gary Allen: None Dare Call it Conspiracy

John T. Flynn: The Road Ahead; As We Go Marching; The Roosevelt Myth; The Decline of the American Republic

Jonah Goldberg: Liberal Fascism

Mark Levin: Liberty and Tyranny

Patrick Buchanan: Death of the West

W. Cleon Skousen: The Naked Communist

George Orwell: 1984; Animal Farm; Homage to Catalonia

Max Eastman: Reflections on the Failure of Socialism

History:

Schweikart and Allen's A Patriot's History

W. Cleon Skousen: The 5000 Year Leap; The Making of America

Education:

Allan Bloom: The Closing of the American Mind

Thomas Sowell: Inside American Education

WOT:

Mark Steyn: America Alone

Brigitte Gabriel: Because they Hate

Nonie Darwish: Now they Call me Infidel

Lothrop Stoddard: The New World of Islam

Melanie Phillips: Londonistan

David Horowitz: Unholy Alliance

Bernard Lewis: The Crisis of Islam

Western Civilization (assaults upon, death of)

Tony Blankley: The West's Last Chance

George Wiegel: The Cube and the Cathedral

Judicial Activism:

Robert Bork: Coercing Virtue

Mark Levin: Men in Black

Phyllis Schlafly: The Supremacists

Global Warming:

Roy Spencer: Climate Confusion

Bjorg Lomborg: The Skeptical Environmentalist

Singer and Avery's: Unstoppable Global Warming

Michel Crichton: State of Fear

Socialized Medicine:

Sally Pipes: Top 10 Myths of America Health Care

John Goodman (et al.): Lives at Risk

Dr. Jane Orient: Your Doctor is Not In

Misc:

Russell Kirk: The Conservative Mind

G.K. Chesterton: Eugenics and Other Evils; What's Wrong with the World
Glen Beck's 'Common Sense'
Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark Levin

Liberal Fascism, by Jonah Goldberg
“American Scripture” - The Declaration of Independence

“The Business of May Next: James Madison and the Founding”

“Miracle at Philadelphia”

“The Road to Serfdom”

“Tyranny and Liberty” The Five Thousand Year Leap by W.Cleon Skousen
Free To Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman
Glenn Beck’s Inconvient Truth
The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul

The Roots of American Order by Russell Kirk

The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk

Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick

Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

Constitutional Chaos by Andrew Napolitano

Constitution in Exile by Andrew Napolitano

The Obama Nation by Jerome Corsi
Thomas Paine, specifically Common Sense and American Crisis
Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution
Liberty And Tyranny by Mark Levin
Parliament Of Whores and/or All The Trouble In The World by PJ O'Rourke
Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg
The Road to Serfdom

Liberal Fascism

America Alone

Any of the general market books by Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell.
Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist
Allan Bloom’s “Closing of the American Mind"

41 posted on 08/25/2009 11:04:51 PM PDT by thecodont
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Laserman
Perhaps add:

Jean-Francois Revel, How Democracies Perish
Dr. Seuss, Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose

42 posted on 08/25/2009 11:19:28 PM PDT by thecodont
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman
Modern times - Paul Johnson, history of the 20th century
Socialism - von Mises
Road to serfdom - Hayek
Two cheers for capitalism - Kristol
Losing ground - Murray
Liberal fascism - Goldberg
The closing of the American mind - Bloom
Natural right and history - Strauss
Modern philosophy - Scruton
Modernity on endless trial - Kolakowski
The city of man - Manent
Meaning in history - Lowith
The spirit of the laws - Montesquieu
The federalist papers - Hamilton, Madison, Jay
Reflections on the revolution in France - Burke
Three roads to modernity - Himmelfarb
Heretics - GK Chesterton
The servile state - Belloc
The gulag archipelago - Solzhenitsyn
Darkness at noon - Koestler
Atlas shrugged - Rand

Give him a sense of the depth and breath of conservative thought...

43 posted on 08/25/2009 11:34:15 PM PDT by JasonC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

The Law by Frederic Bastiat
Death By Government by R.J. Rummel
The Road Ahead by John T. Flynn
Pro-Life Answers To Pro-Choice Questions by Randy Alcorn


44 posted on 08/25/2009 11:36:11 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

bookmark


45 posted on 08/25/2009 11:36:37 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Ask His forgiveness. Don't wait.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bullish

Yes, the Holy Bible first and then other books.


46 posted on 08/25/2009 11:39:50 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: liberalism is suicide

You’re forgetting one of the right’s other babes—Michelle Malkin.

Any of her books.


47 posted on 08/26/2009 12:02:57 AM PDT by JeffChrz (Atlas will shrug.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: Laserman
Invite your liberal friend to lunch or dinner. When the waitress brings his/her plate of food, take it and give it to some one at another table.

Make sure you criticize your friend's choice of food too. Tell him it's unhealthy and that he doesn't need to eat it.

When your plate arrives enjoy your meal while your liberal friend stares at you in disbelief.

When the check arrives hand it to him. Tell him he must pay all of it (including the plate you gave away) because he has the ability to pay for it and its the right thing to do.

If he protests- tell him he's being selfish and mean-spirited.

Walk out the door of the restaurant- go about your day.

48 posted on 08/26/2009 12:09:48 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Ask His forgiveness. Don't wait.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lloyd227

You found a liberal willing to read such contraband?

You found a Liberal who can read??


49 posted on 08/26/2009 12:14:33 AM PDT by skully (How much evil can an evil monger monger; if an evil monger can monger evil??!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Laserman

The best autobiography from twentieth century America:

Witness by Whittaker Chambers


50 posted on 08/26/2009 1:42:56 AM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson