10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Not to Miss and One Impostor [NOOK Book]

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Praise for 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read

“Because of too much TV and too little decent schooling, too many Americans are unread in the classics that have defined our culture. That’s why Wiker’s 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read is so important: it provides a shopping list for those who want to understand what makes America and the West exceptional.”
—Brett M. Decker, Editorial Page Editor, Washington Times

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

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Overview


Praise for 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read

“Because of too much TV and too little decent schooling, too many Americans are unread in the classics that have defined our culture. That’s why Wiker’s 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read is so important: it provides a shopping list for those who want to understand what makes America and the West exceptional.”
—Brett M. Decker, Editorial Page Editor, Washington Times

“Benjamin Wiker illuminates some of the great books of our civilization with an insightful simplicity that is not only breathtaking but potentially life changing.”
—Joseph Pearce, author of biographies of Chesterton, Belloc, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien

Praise for 10 Books That Screwed Up the World

“Benjamin Wiker has read the worst books in Western Civilization so you don’t have to. Professor Wiker’s poison pen portraits are great critical aids to analyzing some of the worst ideas that have ever contaminated Western Civilization. Professor Wiker recommends actually reading the books—but his own book is a whole lot more fun.”
—Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D., author of How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

“If you want to know where Western civilization ran off the rails, read this book. And if you want to help get us back on track, buy extra copies and see what you can do to get them into doctor’s office waiting rooms, faculty lounges, and your local public library. Wiker has the goods on the authors of our current confusion about (among other things) human nature, morality, sex, economics, law, and government—this book will open many eyes.”
—Elizabeth Kantor, Ph.D., Editor of the Conservative Book Club and author of The Politically Incorrect Guideto English and American Literature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596986381
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 369
  • Sales rank: 651,992
  • File size: 539 KB

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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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 Imposter

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2010

    Highly Recommended!

    A great compilation- I've bought two additional copies for gifts. If you have always wanted to read Democracy in America, The Federalist Papers, The Abolition of Man, etc. . . .but just never quite got around to it, this is the book for you! I especially enjoyed the discussions/observations of Toqueville, C.S. Lewis, and G.K. Chesterton. The author summarizes the conservative arguments of each influential book. It is a breath of fresh air compared to many of the pundit books on the market. More than any book or recent article I've read, it truly helps any Republican, or Democrat, understand the historical and intellectual arguments of conservatism.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2010

    Avoid this fraud

    An example of this writer's thinking is defining liberty as the ability to rule one's self. Not ability as power, but ability as in conformity with how he and like minded people tell you to rule yourself. In short, someone who doesn't need to be told what to do. This of course could be applied to the masses in 1984 praising Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration from stated far less than it was the day before to less. Avoid this fraud. An honest, sensible minute's reflection on this issues will do you far more good, and avoid the damage his misleading and equivocations can only do.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    Must read

    Must read for every American.

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