It is that time of the year again: Christmas gift list guides are out. (Find out which book made both the Claremont Institute’s book list and Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s reading list!)
If you are looking for the perfect gift, a good book for the airplane, or something to do while the in-laws are visiting, check out the New Common Sense book list. In addition to our First Principles perspective on the issues of the day, the weekly e-newsletter New Common Sense features a book of interest on the American Founding, Progressivism, Conservatism, and many other topics. Here are just a few of the books that we have featured this past year:
- Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
- 1776 by David McCullough
- James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government by Colleen A. Sheehan
- Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of America, by Thomas G. West
- Constitutional Illusions Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law by Hadley Arkes
- The Citizen’s Constitution: An Annotated Guide by Seth Lipsky
- How to Read the Federalist Papers by Anthony Peacock
- Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy by Sidney Milkis
- Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence by Bradley C.S. Watson
- Thoughts and Adventures by Winston S. Churchill edited by James Muller
- William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement by Lee Edwards
- The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution: 1980-1989 by Steven F. Hayward
- Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft, and World Order by Charles Hill
- Decline and Fall: Europe’s Slow Motion Suicide by Bruce S. Thornton
- The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist by Robert Reilly
- New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America by Burton W. Folsom Jr.
- Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse by James L. Swanson
Already own these books? Peruse the Heritage Bookstore and sign up for New Common Sense. You never know what we’ll be reading next.
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