Recommended Reading

Thomas Woods' page on Austrian Economics

Classical Political Philosophy (Best Read in this Order)
1)   The Trial and Death of Socrates, Plato
2)   Republic, Plato
2)   The Politics, Aristotle
3)   Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes
4)   Second Treatise of Government, John Locke
5)   On The Social Contract,
6)   On Liberty, John Stuart Mill
7)   The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
8)   Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke
9)   Common Sense, Thomas Paine
10) The Federalist Papers, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison
11) Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville



Foreign Policy

2)   The Conservative Intellectual Movement Since 1945, George Nash
         a. Reappraising the Right, George Nash
3)   Woodrow Wilson and The Roots of Modern Liberalism, Ronald Pestritto
4)   The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, Gordon Wood
5)   Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, Gordon Wood
6)   The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Gordon Wood
7)   The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda and an Unnecearry War, Thomas  DiLorenzo
8)   1776, David McCullough
9)   Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, Gordon Wood
10) Recarving Rushmore, Ivan Eland
11) Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution and What it Means for Americans Today, Thomas DiLorenzo
12) Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788, Pauline Maier
13) Grover Cleveland, Henry Graff
14) Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation, Harlow Unger
15) American Lion, Jon Meachum

Political Philosophy
3)   The Conservative Mind: From Burke To Eliot, Russell Kirk
4)   Witness, Whitaker Chambers
5)   Ideas Have Consequences, Richard Weaver
6)   Democracy: The God That Failed, Hans-Hermann Hoppe
7)   Realizing Freedom, Tom G. Palmer
8)   American Progressivism, Ronald Pestritto
9)   What is Conservatism, Frank Meyer

Classical Literature
1)   Animal Farm, George Orwell
1)   The Crucible, Arthur Miller
2)   1984, George Orwell
3)   Brave New World, Aldus Huxley
4)   The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
5)   Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
6)   The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
7)   Homage to Catalona, George Orwell
8)   The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
9)   The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
10) Lord of the Flies, William Golding
11) To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
12) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
13) The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane