The Conservative Summer Reading List

Tom DeLay
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Posted: Jun 03, 2008 10:16 AM

Now that everyone’s gearing up to read Scott McClellan’s new book, which I plan to read with a few grains of salt, I thought it may be a good time to suggest a summer reading list for conservatives.  I would also like to hear some suggested reading from my friends at Townhall.  Rather than waste time with preliminaries, here’s an abbreviated list of my “must reads” for Summer 2008:

Red Sky in the Morning by Bill Bright

One should know why and how this nation was created.

How Now Shall We Live by Chuck Colson 

It’s crucial to know what you believe and why so you can fight for that worldview.

Politics of Prudence by Russell Kirk 

How it all comes together.

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson          

No, I am not joining Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi on the couch.  As an exterminator in the 1970s, this book lit a fire under me…for all the wrong reasons, of course.  It’s always good to know the weapons your political enemies are using, and this is chief in their arsenal.

The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater 

Sounds clich?d, I know, but I know many conservatives who never cracked this book.  It’s hard to stand up for conservatism if you don’t know what conservatism really stands for.

The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics by Matt Bai 

For everyone who has been calling me a conspiracy theorist over the last two years, read this and tell me I’m wrong…

The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party by David Horowitz 

David Horowitz is one of my favorite people, and he put more than a million dollars of research into tracking the network Democrat operatives have created.  Check out the latest developments here: www.discoverthenetwork.org.

No Retreat, No Surrender: One American’s Fight by Stephen Mansfield, as told by me

Shameless self promotion, but it’s also one of the few ways I can debunk the liberal lies about me.