Wednesday, April 12, 2006
The Ten Most Important Conservatives Texts
If you were recommending ten Conservative texts to an 18 year old student, so that they could become acquainted with the most important aspects of Conservative philosophy, what would they be? Hayek's Road to Serfdom? Capitalism & Freedom by Milton Friedman? Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith? The Left seem to dominate political theory and philosophy in our universities. They consider themselves part of the intellectual elite. In the 1980s the Right began to hit back, but with the advent of New Labour the Right seems to have been cowed. It's time for the Right to start hitting back and putting some intellectual ballast behind right of centre practical politics. So, I return to my original question. What do you consider to be the philosophical books every Conservative should have read by the time he or she reaches 30?