Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Conservative books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind is one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American conservatism. Brilliant in every respect, from its conception to its choice of significant figures representing the history of intellectual conservatism, The Conservative Mind launched the modern American Conservative Movement when it was first published in 1953 and has become an enduring classic of political thought. The seventh revised edition features the complete text and an introduction by publisher Henry Regnery. A must-read. #40,164 in Books (See Top 100 in…
2. Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies: Issue by Issue Responses to the Most Common Claims of the Left from A to Z (2006)
THE CONSERVATIVE S POLITICAL BIBLE. Let s say you re listening to a loony liberal, debating some dopey Democrat, or arguing with a gaggle of goofy lefties. Wouldn t it be great to have the facts to combat all those liberals lies? Well, here it is: finally, the book that sets the record straight! Radio host and author Gregg Jackson has written THE authoritative answer book for conservatives concerning our nations key concerns: Abortions, terrorism, the Patriot Act, separation of church and state, immigration, the environment, homosexual marriage, taxes, deficits, school vouchers, gun control, health care, social security, education,…
Arthur C. Brooks, one of the country’s leading policy experts and the president of the American Enterprise Institute, offers a bold new vision for conservatism as a movement for happiness, unity, and social justice—a movement of the head and heart that boldly challenges the liberal monopoly on “fairness” and “compassion.”Drawing on years of research, Brooks presents a social justice agenda for a New Right—an inclusive, optimistic movement with a positive agenda to fight poverty, promote equal opportunity, extol spiritual enlightenment, and help everyone lead happier and more fulfilling lives….
4. Conscience of a Conservative (2012)
Conscience of a Conservative reignited the American conservative movement and made Barry Goldwater a political star. It influenced countless conservatives in the United States, helping to lay the foundation for the Reagan Revolution in 1980. It covers topics such as education, labor unions and policies, civil rights, agricultural policy and farm subsidies, social welfare programs, and income taxation. This significant book lays out the conservative position both politically and economically that would come to dominate the Conservative Movement in American, clearly defining Goldwater’s uncompromising political views….
Dinesh D’Souza rose to national prominence as one of the founders of the Dartmouth Review, a leading voice in the rebirth of conservative politics on college campuses in the 1980s.He fired the first popular shot against political correctness with his best-selling exposé Illiberal Education. Now, after serving as a Reagan White House staffer, the managing editor of Policy Review, and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution, he addresses the next generation in Letters to a Young Conservative. Drawing on his own colorful experiences, both within the conservative world and while…
6. How to be a conservative (2015)
What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so skeptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our ‘canonized forefathers’ at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia? In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence…
First published in 1976, and revised in 1996, George H. Nash’s celebrated history of the postwar conservative intellectual movement has become the unquestioned standard in the field. This new edition, published in commemoration of the volume’s thirtieth anniversary, includes a new preface by Nash and will continue to instruct anyone interested in how today’s conservative movement was born. #221,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #879 in Political Conservatism & Liberalism #8981 in World History (Books) #10878…
"Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?" discusses political labels. What do they mean? Liberal, conservative, left, right, democrat, republican, moderate, socialist, libertarian, communist what are their economic policies and what plans do their promoters have for your money? Clear, concise explanations. Facts and fallacies. Does inconsistency to the original American philosophy endanger liberty?To improve the student’s learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for "Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?" titled "A Bluestocking Guide:…
Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, Haidt shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding,…
10. Sex, God, and the Conservative Church (2017)
Sex, God, and the Conservative Church guides psychotherapy and sexology clinicians on how to treat clients who grew up in a conservative faith―mired in sexual shame and dysfunction―and who desire to both heal and hold on to their faith orientation. The author first walks clinicians and readers through a critique of Western culture and the conservative Christian Church, and their effects on intimate partnerships and sexual lives. The book provides clinicians a way to understand the faulty sexual ethic of the early church, while revealing the hidden mystical sex…
11. The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives) (2010)
Starting in the 1970s, conservatives learned that electoral victory did not easily convert into a reversal of important liberal accomplishments, especially in the law. As a result, conservatives’ mobilizing efforts increasingly turned to law schools, professional networks, public interest groups, and the judiciary–areas traditionally controlled by liberals. Drawing from internal documents, as well as interviews with key conservative figures, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement examines this sometimes fitful, and still only partially successful, conservative challenge to liberal domination of the law and American legal…
Best Conservative Books That You Need
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State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States—And the Nation
Author(s): Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
The Conservative Sensibility
Author(s): George F. Will
Publisher: Hachette Books, Year: 2019, Size: 689 Kb, Download: epub
The History of European Conservative Thought
Author(s): Francesco Giubilei
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Wilhelm Röpke (1899–1966): A Liberal Political Economist and Conservative Social Philosopher
Author(s): Patricia Commun,Stefan Kolev (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
African Americans in Conservative Movements
Author(s): Louis G. Prisock
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
The Migration Crisis and the European Culture
Author(s): Anthony Damiels, Mezei, Balázs M., Rychard Legutko et al.
Publisher: The European Conservative, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics
Author(s): Dan Kaufman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
Britannia’s Zealots: The Conservative Right from Empire to the Second World War
Author(s): N C Fleming
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
The Republican Reversal: Conservatives and the Environment from Nixon to Trump
Author(s): James Morton Turner; Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.