Recommended reading for the discriminating conservative

Compiled by Charles Davenport Jr.

Political philosophy:

The Conservative Mind, Russell Kirk

God & Man at Yale, Bill Buckley

The Tragedy of American Compassion, Marvin Olasky

The Vision of the Anointed, Thomas Sowell

A Critical Examination of Socialism, William Mallock

Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

Enemies of the Permanent Things, Russell Kirk

The Sword of Imagination, Russell Kirk

The Quest for Cosmic Justice, Thomas Sowell

Liberty & Tyranny, Mark Levin

The Way Things Ought to Be, Rush Limbaugh

What’s So Great about America, Dinesh D’Souza

Coercing Virtue, Robert Bork

Men in Black, Mark Levin

American History

1776, David McCullough

Founding Brothers, Joseph Ellis

Original Intent, David Barton

Fifty-Five Fathers, Selma Williams

Founding Father, Richard Brookhiser


Inside American Education, Thomas Sowell

The Conspiracy of Ignorance, Martin Gross

Real Education, Charles Murray

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, Charlotte Iserbyt


Alien Nation, Peter Brimelow

With Charity Toward None, Florence King

One Nation, Two Cultures, Gertrude Himmelfarb

America’s British Culture, Russell Kirk

The Unmaking of Americans, John J. Miller

We Are Doomed, John Derbyshire


The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, George Gissing

Miles Gone By, Bill Buckley

The Right Word, Bill Buckley

Let Us Talk of Many Things, Bill Buckley

Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss

The Blithedale Romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne


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