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Conservative Studies
  • Adams, Mike. Letters to a Young Progressive: How to Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don’t Understand. 

  • Budziszewski, J. What We Can’t Not Know.

  • Budziszewski, J. Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law.

  • George, Robert. A Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion, and Morality in Crisis.

  • George, Robert. In Defense of Natural Law.

  • George, Robert. Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality.

  • George, Robert and Mary Ann Glendon. Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism.

  • Kirk, Russell. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot.

  • Klusendorf, Scott. The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture.

  • Nash, George. The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945.

  • Tucker, Garland. Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Shaped America, from Jefferson to Reagan.

Excalibur Issue
Cultural Studies
  • Dreher, Rod. The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.

  • Friedman, Edwin. A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix.

  • Haidt, Jonathan. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.

  • Haidt, Jonathan and Greg Lukianoff. Why it’s a Bad Idea to Tell Students Words are Violence,” The Atlantic.

  • Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.

  • Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt. The Coddling of the American Mind,” The Atlantic.

  • Peterson, Jordan. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

  • Peterson, Jordan. Channel 4 Interview About 12 Rules for Life.

Abortion
Feminism & Family Issues
  • Bavinck, Herman. The Christian Family.

  • Farrell, Warren and John Gray. The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys are Struggling and What We Can Do About It.

  • Keller, Timothy. The Meaning of Marriage.

  • Kostenberger, Andreas. Marriage and the Family: Biblical Essentials.

  • Schlafly, Phyllis. Who Killed the American Family?

  • Sommers, Christina Hoff. The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies are Harming our Young Men.

  • Venker, Suzanne and Phyllis Schlafly. The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know and Men Can’t Say.

Human Sexuality & Same-Sex Marriage
  • Brown, Michael. A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip Its Been.

  • Budziszewski, J. On the Meaning of Sex.

  • Chalit, Wendy. A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue.

  • Girgis, Sherif, Ryan Anderson, and Robert George. What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense.

  • Lee, Patrick and Robert George. Conjugal Union: What Marriage is and Why it Matters.

  • Reilly, Robert. Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything.

  • Spiegel, James. A Great Cloud of Moral Witness: The Historical Consensus Regarding Homosexual Practice,” Touchstone.

  • Spiegel, James. Why Same-Sex Marriage is Unjust,” Think.

  • Walls, Jerry, Jeremy Neill and David Baggett. Venus and Virtue: Celebrating Sex and Seeking Sanctification.

  • West, Christopher. Theology of the Body for Beginners: Rediscovering the Meaning of Life, Love, Sex, and Gender.

History of Race Relations & Civil Rights
  • Carver, George Washington. In His Own Words.

  • Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

  • DuBois, W. E. B. Selections.

  • King, Martin Luther. A Testament of Hope: Essential Writings and Speeches.

  • Thernstrom, Stephan and Abigail. America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible.

  • Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery.

Social Justice Discussions & Critiques
  • D’Souza, Dinesh. Hillary’s America (DVD).

  • Jackson, Kevin.  Race Pimping: The Multi-Trillion Dollar Business of Liberalism

  • Loury, Glenn. The Anatomy of Racial Inequality.

  • Keyes, Alan. Masters of the Dream: The Strength and Betrayal of the Black America

  • McCracken, Vic. Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views.

  • McWhorter, John. Losing the Race.

  • Murray, Charles. Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980.

  • Nicoll, Regis. The Injustice of Social Justice.”  Crisis Magazine.

  • O’Neill, Ben.  The Injustice of Social Justice.” Mises Institute.

  • Olasky, Marvin. The Tragedy of American Compassion.

  • Owens, Burgess. Liberalism: Or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies, and Wimps.

  • Riley, Jason. False Black Power?

  • Riley, Jason. Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed.

  • Riley, Jason.Blacks in Power Don’t Empower Blacks.(YouTube Video).

  • Sowell, Thomas. Black Rednecks and White Liberals.

  • Sowell, Thomas. Discrimination and Disparities.

  • Sowell, Thomas. The Quest for Cosmic Justice.

  • Sowell, Thomas. Wealth, Poverty and Politics.

  • Starkes, Taleeb. Black Lies Matter: Why Lies Matter to the Race Grievance Industry.

  • Steele, Shelby. The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race In America.

  • Steele, Shelby. White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era.

  • Williams, David. Why Social Justice is Not Christian.” Christian Century.

  • Williams, Walter. Race and Economics: How Much Can be Blamed on Discrimination?

Critiques of Socialism
  • Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom.

  • Nash, Ronald. Social Justice and the Christian Church.

  • Hayek, F. A. The Road to Serfdom.

  • Von Mises, Ludwig. Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis.

  • Von Mises, Ludwig. The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.