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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, naïve, guilt-ridden, wet pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate members of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties. Norman Tebbit

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Etablished Knowledge and Why it Matters

Tom Nichols
An attack on the contemporary notion that all voices, even the most ridiculous ones, should be heard with equal seriousness. These are dangerous times, he writes. Never have so many people had access to so much knowledge, and yet been so resistant to learning anything.

12 Rules for life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan B. Peterson
The controversial academic draws on his work as a clinical psychologist, and on the lessons from humanity’s oldest myths and stories

Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America

Doanld Trump
The former US President’s formula for earning the admiration of the country’s friends, and provoking fear amoung its enemies

Neo-Conservatism: The autobiography of an idea

Irving Kristol
Collection of articles and essays spanning half a century

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

America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order

Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke
Conservatives attack neo-conservatism

The Death of the West

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

Let Us Talk of Many Things

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

The Prince

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


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

The Abolition of Britain

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

Fascists and Conservatives

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

Mein Kampf

Adolf Hitler
A rightfully vilified work and stark reminder of the dangers of history repeating itself, an important narrative on an ideology and political force that would engulf a nation

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