BTW, I will be borrowing the Levin book from a co-worker (who I keep telling sounds like a Libertarian-he swears he's a Republican-frankly I don't think he knows yet-he listens to Rush daily, and I think he is a party-liner at this point, myself...)to read soon, but I suspect it won't be quite satisfying, and that I won't learn all that much...or should I say, it won't quite expand on my views any.
I had not been very interested in politics until the second term of Bush (W). I've just recently become deeply interested in American and Global politics. I've voted Democrat, and in only three elections. Yet, I cringe to be labeled either Dem or Reb, liberal or conservative, because as far as I can tell, those terms seem to have no meaning these days. If I had to classify myself, I'd chose Libertarian, as it is closest to my views- fiscally conservative, and socially liberal; and IMO more aligned with both true or classic liberalism or conservatism. Yet, maybe conservatism is more tied to religious moralism that I'm aware of? Which is why I request more titles.
So far, I'm just compiling a list of Libertarian authors (left and right leaning, doesn't matter), but are there any that classify themselves as Conservatives? Republicans?
Please no neo-con suggestions-no Rush, and the like shock-jock crap. Also, as an agnostic, I will most likely be turned off by religious moralizing as "evidence" of the rightness of a particular political view.