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10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Not to Miss and One Imposter
     

10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Not to Miss and One Imposter

by Benjamin Wiker
 

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If you care about restoring America’s liberty, you must read this book.

Never has America’s understanding of herself been more at risk than it is now. But if conservatives are to restore America, they need first to rearm themselves with the wisdom of true conservatism—and stepping up to the plate to offer just that is Dr. Benjamin

Overview

If you care about restoring America’s liberty, you must read this book.

Never has America’s understanding of herself been more at risk than it is now. But if conservatives are to restore America, they need first to rearm themselves with the wisdom of true conservatism—and stepping up to the plate to offer just that is Dr. Benjamin Wiker.

Readers of his rollicking 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help demanded this sequel, and now you have it—ten books that could actually make the world better, plus four bonus books not to miss, and a warning about one celebrated book that has unfortunately led some conservatives astray. In an easy, approachable format, you’ll discover:

* how the United States is following what Friedrich Hayek warned was The Road to Serfdom

* why The Federalist Papers offer less help to us today than The Anti-Federalists

* how Alexis de Tocqueville predicted Americans could fall prey to a politician like Obama
* why Shakespeare was a conservative—and what he has to teach us
* how “family values” conservatism began with Aristotle in the 4th century B.C.
* the evil roots of liberalism: you’ll find them in Ancient Greece and in a Christian heresy
* why J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is essential conservative reading—and why Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged isn’t

Controversial, enlightening, and thought-provoking, Benjamin Wiker’s 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read is sure to dominate conservative conversation for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596986046
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Pages:
369
Sales rank:
473,197
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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List of Ten Books

Politicsby Aristotle

The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay

The Anti-Federalist

Democracy in America by Alexis Tocqueville

Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke

The Science of Politics by Eric Voegelin

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

The Servile State by Hilaire Belloc

The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek

The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

List of Four Not to Miss

The Bible

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Lord of the Rings by J.R. Tolkien

One Impostor

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Meet the Author

Benjamin Wiker received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, and has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary’s University, Thomas Aquinas College, and Franciscan University. He now writes full time as a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He has written several other well-received books, including most recently, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World, The Darwin Myth, and Answering the New Atheism (co-authored with Scott Hahn). He lives in rural Ohio with his beloved wife, seven children, and sundry goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats, and whatever else happens to wander along.

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