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, Jeffrey O. Nelson

American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia

Bruce Frohnen, Jeremy Beer, and Jeffrey O. Nelson (editors)
A collection of works ranging from major conservative thinkers to stances on political issues from a conservative point of view.
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David Cameron

Cameron: The Rise of the New Conservative

Francis Elliott & James Hanning
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

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

THE NEOCON READER

Irwin Selzer
Diverse anthology of well written essays
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George W. Bush

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

David Aikman
Former Time correspondent's enthusiastic portrait
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Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke

America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order

Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke
Conservatives attack neo-conservatism
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Patrick J. Buchanan

The Death of the West

Patrick J. Buchanan
Argues that dying populations and immigrant invasions imperil civilisation.
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William F. Buckley

Let Us Talk of Many Things

William F. Buckley
Witty and erudite collection by the patron saint of US conservatism.
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Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince

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

Leviathan

Thomas Hobbes
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

Peter Hitchens
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. There are individual men and women, and there are families.

The Downing Street Years

Margaret Thatcher
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Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World

Margaret Thatcher
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The Path to Power

Margaret Thatcher
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Todd Domke

The Conservative's Dictionary

Todd Domke
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Iain Dale

Dictionary of Conservative Quotations

Iain Dale
An amusing and stimulating reference work
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Alan Clark

The late Alan Clark - former Thatcher Government cabinet minister

The Tories

Alan Clark
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Martin Blinkhorn

Fascists and Conservatives

Martin Blinkhorn
Another perspective, and sure to spark off some heated discussion
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Roger Scruton

A leading contemporary British Conservative thinker

Conservative Thinkers: Essays from the "Salisbury Review"

Roger Scruton
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John Kekes

A Case for Conservatism

John Kekes
Thoughtful look at Conservatism past and present
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Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Right from the Beginning

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