If you want to learn something, the best way to do it is read. Reading and understanding political thought, theory, and commentary is one of the best ways to learn the political landscape and find your best talking points or opinions. Whether it’s some of the greats, political thought, or theory, here are the 20 books every conservative needs on their bookshelf. 

“An American Life” by Ronald Reagan

“The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt

“Democracy in America” by Alexis de Tocqueville

“Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments Expanded & Updated” by Randy Alcorn

“Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals “ by Saul D. Alinsky

“Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics”  by Henry Hazlitt

“The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot” by Russell Kirk

“Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies: Issue by Issue Responses to the Most Common Claims of the Left from A to Z” by Gregg Jackson

“Decision Points” by George W. Bush

“The Conscience of a Conservative” by Barry Goldwater

“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand

“Capitalism and Freedom” by Milton Friedman

“A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles” by Thomas Sowell

“The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945” by George H. Nash

“The Road to Serfdom” by FA Hayek

“American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia” by Jeremy Beer, Bruce Frohnen, and Jeffery O. Nelson (Editors)

“God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of ‘Academic Freedom'” by William F. Buckley

“Churchill: Walking with Destiny” by Andrew Roberts

“The Federalist Papers” by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison

“The Case Against Socialism” by Rand Paul

Happy reading, y’all!

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Caroline C.
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