Must Read Books

1225274637_85fac883b1The point of this is to collect & categorize, great, educational & must read quality books, articles & texts that essentially pertain to our movement of Peace, Truth, Freedom, Liberty & Prosperity! Book’s that enlighten about the current state of affairs, as well as heed warning & inform should be added here, please suggest them if they are not on the list. Also maybe provide a synopsis or blurb about it, as to why its such a classic, and I’ll add it up.

 

Sound Money, Economics

Callahan, Gene – Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School
G. Edward Griffin – The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
What Has Government Done to Our Money? – Rothbard, Murray N.
Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, The – Murphy, Robert P.
Capitalism and Freedom by Freidman
F A Hayek – The Road to Serfdom.
Crash Proof – Peter Schiff
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Attention Deficit Democracy
Age of Abundance
Freedonomics
Radicals for Capitalism
Confessions of Economic Hitman – John Perkins
Freakonomics — Stephen D Levitt
Thieves in the Temple – Andre Eggelletion
The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith
Gold, Peace & Prosperity by Ron Paul
The Case for Gold – Ron Paul
America’s Great Depression- Murray N Rothbards

Individualism & Collectivism

Ayn Rand – The fountainhead
Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand – Anthem
Leftism Revisited: From De Sade and Marx to Hitler and Pol Pot by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Classical Individualism: The Supreme Importance of each Human Being by Tibor Machan
Libertarianism in One Lesson by David Bergland
The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx

 

Freedom & Liberty

Human Action by Mises
Civil Disobedience and other Essays by Henry David Thoreau
Molon Labe- ‘Boston T. Party’
Man, Economy, and State – Murray Rothbard
Founding Myths: Stories that Hide our Patriotic Past – Ray Raphael
For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto – by Murray N. Rothbard
Free to Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman
Freedom in Chains by James Bovard
Why Government Doesn’t Work — Harry Browne
How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World — Harry Browne
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy – The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters – by Greg Palast
The Federalist Papers – Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
The Anti-Federalist Papers – Ralph Ketcham
Freedom Under Siege – Ron Paul
Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do- Peter McWilliams
The Machinery of Freedom by David Friedman
The Pursuit of Happiness: The Intellectual Defense of Liberty By Walter E. Williams

 

Law & the Constitution

Kevin R. C. Gutzman – The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution
Frédéric Bastiat – The Law
Constitution in Exile by Judge Napolinano
Constitutional Chaos (what happens when the gov breaks its own laws)
The Law That Never Was
Good to be King – The Foundation of Our Constitutional Freedom by Michael Badnarik
The American Ideal of 1776: The Twelve Basic American Principles
The Constitution of Liberty – FA Hayek

 

Allegory

George Orwell – 1984
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
George Orwell – Animal Farm
William Golding – Lord of the Flies

 

Philosophy & World view

Aristotle – Ethics
Plato’s – The Republic
Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary
Hermann Hesse – Siddhartha
Joesph Heller – Catch 22
Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah – Richard Bach
The Prophet – Khalil Gibran
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche ~ edited by Walter Kaufman
The Book of Disquiet- Fernando Pessoa
The Magus – John Fowles
Higher Consciousness by Ken Keyes, Jr.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau

 

MSM

Steven Poole – Unspeak
A Nation of Sheep – by Andrew P. Napolitano
Cognitive therapy and emotional disorders by Aaron T. Beck
How to lie with statistics by Darrell Huff
Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

 

War, Power & Foreign Policy

Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror[/URL] – Michael Scheuer
Sun Tzu – The art of War
Machiavelli – The Prince
Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire – Chalmers Johnson
A Foreign Policy of Freedom – Ron Paul
Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism – Robert Pape
Death by Government by R.J. Rummel
Armed Madhouse – Greg Palast
Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil by Jerome R. Corsi and Craig R. Smith

 

Politics and the current state of affairs

The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot – by Naomi Wolf
The Death of the West by Pat Buchanan
Day of Reckoning by Pat Buchanan
A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Late Great USA by Jerome Corsi.
Crossing The Rubicon[/URL] By Michael C. Ruppert
Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater
Breach of Trust by Tom Coburn
Liberty In Eclipse: The Rise of the Homeland Security StateBy William Norman Grigg
The Revolution: A Manifesto – Ron Paul

 

Education

A Peoples History of the United States – Howard Zinn
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson – Jennifer Hecht
The Closing of the American Mind – Alan Bloom
The Secret History of the American Empire – John Perkins
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History – Thomas E Woods, Jr.

 

Misc

The Prize
The Last Town On Earth – Thomas Mullen
Food Of The Gods by Terence Mckenna
Dedication and Leadership – Douglas Hyde
The Power of Myth – Joseph Campbell
None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen
The Wave Principle of Human Social Behavior and The New Science of Socionomics by Robert R. Prechter

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  1. What a riveting read! Good element Nina is donating a portion of the books profits to the Amazon Conservation Team. Hide Http Referer

  2. I would like to add Hazlitt’s The Free Man’s Library. Though aged, it is an outstanding bibliography of the best books on the philosophy of individualism, free trade, free enterprise, free markets, and other principals of Liberty.


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