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Friday, September 05, 2008

Conservative Reading List for 2008!

I thought that I would share a reading list with you today. Actually, a friend of mine over at Rose City Reader wanted me to put it together. Not all of the books are partisan and many deal with education and the future. Enjoy!

Summer political reading (June - August 2008):

Liberal Fascism - Jonah Goldberg
The UNTIED States of America - Juan Enriquez
As The Future Catches You - Juan Enriquez
American Evita - Christopher Andersen
Indoctrination U - David Horowitz
End of Education - Neil Postman
Hell to Pay - Barbara Olson

Books I have yet to read:

America Alone : The End of the World as We Know It - Mark Steyn

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business - Neil Postman

Boom!: Voices of the Sixties - Tom Brokaw

Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future - Neil Postman

Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts About the Sixties - Peter Collier, David Horowitz

The Disappearance of Childhood - Neil Postman

Fleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies That Help Iran, and Washington Lobbyists for Foreign Governments are Scamming Us-- and What to Do About It - Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Illegal Immigration: Opposing Viewpoints - Margaret Haerens, Book Editor

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores - Michelle Malkin

John McCain : An American Odyssey - Robert Timberg

Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey - David Horowitz ; Edited, With an Introduction by Jamie Glazov

One Nation: Patriots and Pirates Portrayed by N. C. Wyeth and James Wyeth - Introduction by Lauren Raye Smith, Essays by Tom Brokaw and David Michaelis

The Politics of Bad Faith: The Radical Assault on America's Future - David Horowitz

Teaching as a Subversive Activity - Neil Postman, Charles Weingartner

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology - Neil Postman

The Uncivil Wars: Ireland Today - Padraig O'Malley

Uncivil Wars: The Controversy Over Reparations for Slavery - David Horowitz

Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life - John McCain with Mark Salter

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At 2:25 AM, Blogger Freedom Fighter said...

Hi Russell,
How are you?

Might I make a few suggestions?

I suggest, for your first Horowitz book you read 'Radical Son'.It's his autobiography and will tell you a great deal about the origins of today's Left and their motivations, because that's where he comes from.

I also suggest Fredrich Hayak's 'Freedom From Serfdom'. This is a fairly short book that was a majot influence on both Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and is a seminal work.

Also, don't neglect Ann Coulter's books simply because of her reputation. She has much of value to say, and says it well.

Finally,if you want to truly understand the Arab-Israeli conflict an dth ebackground of the Middle East , I recommend two books: Joan Peter's 'From Time Immemorial' a book by a prize winnin gauthor that is so accurate and has such good originakl sources as to be malingned as a fraud by people who don't bother to refute her facts ; and 'Empires in The Sand' by Ephriam Karsh, which explains how the modern Middle East came to be, history most people are clueless about.

All Best,

At 11:31 AM, Blogger russelllindsey said...

Freedom Fighter -

Thanks for reading!!!

You suggestions are great. I'm going to update the list later this evening. I tried to stay away from Coulter and O'Reilly, but I'll give Coulter another look.

I came across Horowitz in a unique way and am fascinated by his story (and that of his daughter). The next book of his that I'll read will be "Radical Son."

Again, great suggestions!



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