Books You Should Read

by John Hawkins | October 1, 2002 11:59 pm

Recommended Books: Here are a few books I’d recommend to go along with the websites I recommended earlier…

The Way Things Ought To Be[1] by Rush Limbaugh is a book every Conservative should read. Reagan and Limbaugh are the two men I give the most credit to for the rise of Conservatism since 1980. This book does an excellent job of breaking down how Limbaugh thinks…

The Fountainhead[2] & Atlas Shrugged[3] by Ayn Rand are both books that influenced my thinking as I was growing up, particularly Atlas Shrugged[3].

Bias[4] by Bernard Goldberg and Slander[5] by Ann Coulter do an outstanding job of exposing the left-wing bias of the mainstream press.

— PJ O’Rourke has written several books that do a great job exposing you to how government and the world works while making you laugh at the same time. I’d recommend Give War A Chance[6], All The Trouble In The World[7], Parliment Of Whores[8], & Holidays In Hell[9] in particular.

— We often tend not to forget how much war has shaped our lives and the world as a whole. Reading 100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present[10] by Paul Davis and Culture And Carnage[11] by Victor David Hanson will remind you.

— The finest book I’ve ever read about foreign policy was written in the 16th century by Niccolo Machiavelli. Much of the The Prince[12] can be directly applied to ‘war on terror’ which is more than you can say for most books that are pushing 500 years old.

— I sincerely enjoyed the Book Of Virtues[13] by William Bennett even though it’s full of fairy tales and stories. Look at it as light and uplifting reading…

That should give you enough reading material to make it through the next few months…

  1. The Way Things Ought To Be:
  2. The Fountainhead:
  3. Atlas Shrugged:
  4. Bias:
  5. Slander:
  6. Give War A Chance:
  7. All The Trouble In The World:
  8. Parliment Of Whores:
  9. Holidays In Hell:
  10. 100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present:
  11. Culture And Carnage:
  12. The Prince:
  13. Book Of Virtues:

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