Conservative Book List
Conservative Book List
This Hub is dedicated to my list of the best books out there for conservatives or independents to read. Some of them are new and others are old, but they all are important in getting a message across to average people. Not all of the books below are conservative, but they should be read because of what each one says. There are many more influential books out there that deserve to be on this list, but I haven’t gotten to them yet. So here it is:
1) “Common Sense”- by Glenn Beck
- This is a new book out on the market and is currently the number one book on Amazon.com and on other bestselling websites. The first half of the book is Glenn Beck’s Common Sense talk to America. It is not at all conservative and takes shots at both sides. I think this should be required reading for anyone interested in politics. The second half of the book is Thomas Paine’s original Common Sense and that is interesting to look at, just in case you haven’t read it in awhile. The book is also extremely affordable, costing less than $10.
2) “Liberty and Tyranny”- by Mark Levin
- Mark Levin wrote this wonderful book, which is very conservative. The book basically goes over the Republican Party’s flaws and strengths and is more or less a marching order to recapture success in elections. Extremely well written and is also a new book, still on numerous best selling lists.
3) “Liberal Fascism”- by Jonah Goldberg
- Jonah Goldberg goes into great historical detail tracing the roots of the modern liberal movement and how it was rooted in fascism. It is a good historical lesson that reveals how liberals are trying to twist history around to make fascism a rightist ideology, when in fact it was a leftist one.
4) “Atlas Shrugged”- by Ayn Rand
- “Atlas Shrugged” is one of the most famous works written in the twentieth century and it helps to define the political philosophy of Objectivism. Ayn Rand’s work has survived the test of time, being over 50 years old, and has found a renewed life lately. This book as reentered the public mind because of the government’s policies over the past few months, putting things into perspective for many people.
5) “How to Talk to a Liberal If You Must”- by Ann Coulter
- Ann Coulter, despite her controversy, has a lot of fun toying with liberals and this is the perfect example of that. This book is more of a fun read, compared to some of the heavier works on this list. It outlines perfectly how to engage a liberal in political conversation, turning the tables on him/her, and entertaining yourself.
6) “The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy”- by Byron York
- Taking its name from Hillary Clinton’s infamous “vast right wing conspiracy” statement, Byron York delivers an impressive stream of information about what the left is up to. He outlines how the various interest groups, politicians, celebrities, and controversial figures to not only take down Republicans, but also take over the country. Scary read, but helps to explain what is happening now.
7) “Conscience of a Conservative”- by Barry Goldwater
- One of the books that started it all, “Conscience of a Conservative” is an important read and look into how much of the modern day conservative movement was formed. Senator Barry Goldwater was at the forefront in the radical 1960’s and helped to pave the way for successful Republicans down the road, like Ronald Reagan.
8) “O’Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous “- by Bill O’Reilly
- This was one of the first political books I read and it has always stuck with me. Bill O’Reilly pulls no punches and sets the record straight about what is good and bad in America today. Not surprisingly, most of the bad are the radical liberals who populate government and the media.
9) “100 People Who Are Screwing Up America”- by Bernard Goldberg
- Bernard Goldberg writes an entertaining book about those who are truly messing up American. Most of the people on his list are liberals, so what does that tell you? It is rather humorous and is a relatively quick read.
10) “Catastrophe”- by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
- “Catastrophe” is a detailed chronicle of what the Democrats have been doing in power and how they are moving our country to the brink of catastrophe. This is more of an indictment of liberals, rather than pro-conservative, but it still is educational to see what exactly is happening in Washington.
Each of these books can be found in a bookstore or on the Internet. They are all widely praised in the conservative community, which means the mainstream media has not been kind to it. I hope this encourages you to pick up a copy of one or more of these if you have not already read it. I highly recommend all of these on my conservative book list.
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