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9 Books Every Conservative Student Needs to Read

9 Books Every Conservative Student Needs to Read

By

hsmith

August 2, 2016

At this Young America’s Foundation’s annual National Conservative Student Conference, attendees heard from a panel of conservative publishing insiders. The three panelists, Christopher Malagisi, Editor in Chief of the Conservative Book Club, Marji Ross, President and Publisher of Regenry Publishing, and Dr. Tevi Troy, author and presidential historian, provided students with a list of essential books every young conservative should read in order to develop into well-informed members of the Conservative Movement. bookpanel16Christopher Malagisi 1. The Conservative Revolution – Dr. Lee Edwards “If Nash’s book provides deep analysis of philosophical conservatism, this complementary book would no doubt be its companion, as it focuses on the political history of conservatism.” 2. A Patriot’s History of the United States – Dr. Larry Schweikart and Dr. Michael Allen “…Schweikart aims at writing a true and comprehensive look at American history that doesn’t just tell about the sad parts of our history but also makes sure to tell the whole story.” 3. The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution and The Federalist Papers “These are three seminal documents you need to read to lead.” Dr. Tevi Troy 4. The Road to Serfdom – Dr. F. A. Hayek “This book really explained why whenever government tries to get involved and say, we’re going to level the economic playing field, we’re going to give money from one person to another, we’re going to in effect socialize our economy, even to a small extent, why that has deleterious and negative effects.” 5. The work of Irving Kristol “He really had a way of capturing essential truths in a brief and pithy way.” 6. Common Ground – J. Anthony Lukas “I remember this book, it was about 700 pages and I would walk around the streets of Washington, reading it as I walked to the Metro. I just could not put it down.” Marji Ross 7. Citizen Washington – William Martin “Really interesting take. It’s sort of novelized so that it’s written as if the person writing it is a young journalist who is trying to write a biography of Washington just after he’s died.” 8. Liberty and Tyranny – Mark Levin “Terrific book. He’s a really good writer. It’s a very clear contrast that he makes between those two principles.” 9. Wealth and Poverty – George Gilder “It was the book that probably inspired Ronald Reagan and his economic revolution.” And don’t forget Excuse Me, Professor, the popular book published by Young America’s Foundation in conjunction with the Foundation for Economic Education, that debunks common myths perpetuated by liberal professors in the classroom, equipping students with the resources they need to stand up for conservative ideas. Click here to watch the entire panel!  

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