Sir Winston Churchill’s Marlborough: His Life and Times
- Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America
Tocqueville’s magnum opus, Democracy in America, made me a conservative. His profound analysis of liberty and equality in the American polity profoundly affected my views of liberty and equality. Likewise, his detailed discussion as to how history forms a nation's politics drifted my thinking away from abstract theories to more real historical realities. Truly a book of political science that all conservatives should be well acquainted with.
- Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France
The book that begun a movement! And what prose! Such profound analysis of the effects of ideas! Never has ever such an elegant writer ever used his pen to such effect to denounce idealism and tyranny. Burke poses timeless conservative themes which, as history has proven time and time again, are as true as gravity. Burke does away with all social contracts or any other innate redundancies. Instead, Burke believes that we are the inheritors of a grand order, one of which if we deviate from brings chaos, ruin, and catastrophe. Sadly for some, he’s right, as most of the time he is.
- Thomas Hobbes Leviathan
- Lord Macaulay’s History of England