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Never has America’s understanding of herself been more at risk than it is now. But if conservatives are to restore America, they need first to rearm themselves with the wisdom of true conservatismand stepping up to the plate to offer just that is Dr. Benjamin Wiker.
Readers of his rollicking 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help demanded this sequel, and now you have itten books that could actually make the world better, plus four bonus books not to miss, and a warning about one celebrated book that has unfortunately led some conservatives astray. In an easy, approachable format, you’ll discover:
* how the United States is following what Friedrich Hayek warned was The Road to Serfdom
* why The Federalist Papers offer less help to us today than The Anti-Federalists
* how Alexis de Tocqueville predicted Americans could fall prey to a politician like Obama
* why Shakespeare was a conservativeand what he has to teach us
* how family values” conservatism began with Aristotle in the 4th century B.C.
* the evil roots of liberalism: you’ll find them in Ancient Greece and in a Christian heresy
* why J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is essential conservative readingand why Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged isn’t
Controversial, enlightening, and thought-provoking, Benjamin Wiker’s 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read is sure to dominate conservative conversation for years to come.
Because of too much TV and too little decent schooling, too many Americans are unread in the classics that have defined our culture. That’s why Wiker’s 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read is so important: it provides a shopping list for those who want to understand what makes America and the West exceptional.”
Brett M. Decker, Editorial Page Editor, Washington Times
Benjamin Wiker illuminates some of the great books of our civilization with an insightful simplicity that is not only breathtaking but potentially life changing.”
Joseph Pearce, author of biographies of Chesterton, Belloc, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien
Praise for 10 Books That Screwed Up the World
Benjamin Wiker has read the worst books in Western Civilization so you don’t have to. Professor Wiker’s poison pen portraits are great critical aids to analyzing some of the worst ideas that have ever contaminated Western Civilization. Professor Wiker recommends actually reading the booksbut his own book is a whole lot more fun.”
Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D., author of How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
If you want to know where Western civilization ran off the rails, read this book. And if you want to help get us back on track, buy extra copies and see what you can do to get them into doctor’s office waiting rooms, faculty lounges, and your local public library. Wiker has the goods on the authors of our current confusion about (among other things) human nature, morality, sex, economics, law, and governmentthis book will open many eyes.”
Elizabeth Kantor, Ph.D., Editor of the Conservative Book Club and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide ™ to English and American Literature
Very well written and insightful for a general overview. Being the second of its kind from the author, lacks some of the originality of the first book, but still a worthwhile read.Published 6 months ago by David
NOT just for conservatives, but a short course in the foundational thinkering of that established or exemplifies the philosophical tenants of what we now call... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Paul Gebolys
Dr. Wiker does an amazing job of making philosophy understandable and interesting. He writes with insight and uses examples and humor well.Published 7 months ago by Kansas Mom
Terrible book, written to brainwash the masses into believing that we can go back to the revolutionary years of hardship and toil.Published 9 months ago by Jacey Jones
Every conservative must read this book. It has condensed versions of all 10 books it suggests you read. Some of the revelations are more than surprising.Published 10 months ago by Herman M. Hoehn III
You should read Plato's republic. Those who gain the most from Athens, should owe Athens the most. Pay your taxes. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mike