Q&A Friday #8: Suggest Some Books

Question: “John, I’m a political science student at the University of Missouri Columbia. I have a two part question. I’ve read a lot of Ann Coulter, David Horowitz, Dan Flynn, Mona Charen, etc. I’ve also read some Molly Ivins, Al Franken, etc. But what books would you suggest a young poli sci student read?” — Reagan1

Answer: Here are some books I’d recommend without hesitation…

Foreign Policy

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World by Margaret Thatcher

The Impact of War

100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present by Paul Davis
The Wars Of America by Robert Leckie (Warning: Very Long)
Carnage and Culture by Victor David Hanson

Influential Fiction

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Media Bias

Bias by Bernard Goldberg
Slander by Ann Coulter

Misc

The Way Things Ought To Be by Rush Limbaugh
Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell

Understand the Left

Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism by Ann Coulter
Radical Son by David Horowitz
The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation As a Basis for Social Policy by Thomas Sowell

Understanding Politics

The New Prince by Dick Morris (Audio version)
Power Plays: Win or Lose–How History’s Great Political Leaders Play the Game by Dick Morris

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