The Political Compass ™ Reading List - Authoritarian Right

The word 'conservative' is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug,sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate members of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.
Norman Tebbit

  • Bruce Frohnen, Jeremy Beer, and Jeffrey O. Nelson (editors)
      American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia

      A collection of works ranging from major conservative thinkers to stances on political issues from a conservative point of view.

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  • Francis Elliott, James Hanning
      Cameron: The Rise of the New Conservative

      Biographical account of the rise of David Cameron and his ascendance to the leadership of the Conservative Party.

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  • Irving Kristol
      NEO-CONSERVATISM: The autobiography of an idea

      The godfather of neo-conservatism's collection of articles and essays spanning half a century

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  • Irwin Selzer
        THE NEOCON READER

      Diverse anthology of well written essays

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  • David Aikman
        A MAN OF FAITH:The Spiritual Journey of George W.Bush

      Former Time correspondent's enthusiastic portrait

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  • Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke
          America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order

      Conservatives attack neo-conservatism

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  • Patrick J. Buchanan
      The Death of the West

      Argues that dying populations and immigrant invasions imperil civilisation.

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  • William F. Buckley
      Let Us Talk of Many Things

      Witty and erudite collection by the patron saint of US conservatism.

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  • Niccolo Machiavelli
      The Prince

      A landmark 16th century treatise on Realpolitik, concerned with retaining power rather than pursuing ideals

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  • Thomas Hobbes
      Leviathan

      Influential 17th century argument for the administration of government to be entrusted to one rather than many

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  • Peter Hitchens
      The Abolition of Britain

      Former socialist, journalist Peter Hitchens, argues the case for social and economic conservatism

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  • Margaret Thatcher

    "There is no such thing as society"


     

  • Todd Domke
      The Conservative's Dictionary

      A fascinating trawl through all aspects of conservatism

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  • Iain Dale

     

  • Alan Clark

    The late Alan Clark - former Thatcher Government cabinet minister


     

  • Martin Blinkhorn
      Fascists and Conservatives

      Another perspective, and sure to spark off some heated discussion

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  • Roger Scruton

    A leading contemporary British Conservative thinker


     

  • John Kekes

     

  • Nicholas Kochan
      Ann Widdecombe: Right from the Beginning

      A lively biography of contemporary British Conservatism's most controversial woman

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