This page will require frequent updates as I believe it is important to keep learning. We can never be content in thinking that we’ve learned all we can learn and thus close our minds to new information, which may or may not alter our understandings and conclusions about things. So, I’m listing these resources in order to demonstrate that I don’t just pluck my views from thin air. Rather, they come from very real and substantive study. I also provide the list as a resource for your own further study, if interested.
On the Constitution:
Arnn, L., et al. (2015). Constitution 101: The History and Meaning of the Constitution (Course). Hillsdale College
Arnn, L., et al. (2015). The Federalist Papers (Course). Hillsdale College
Arnn, L., et al. (2015). The Presidency and the Constitution (Course). Hillsdale College
Gutzman, K. R. (2007). Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. Regnery Press.
Hamilton, A. & Madison, J. & Jay, J. (1787) The Federalist Papers.
Hillsdale College Politics Faculty (2012) The U.S. Constitution: A Reader. Hillsdale College Press
Lee, M. (2015). Our lost Constitution: The willful subversion of America’s founding document. Brilliance Audio
Paulsen, M. S., & Paulsen, L. (2015). The Constitution: An introduction. Gildan Media, LLC
Pangle, T. (2013). The Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution. The Great Courses
Ross, Tara (2004). Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College. Colonial Press, L.P.
Various Authors, Known and Unknown (1787) The Anti-Federalist Papers
Friedman, M., & Friedman, R. D. (1980). Free to choose: A personal statement. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Hannan, D. (2010). The new road to serfdom: A letter of warning to America. New York: Harper.
Hayek, F. A. (1944). The road to serfdom. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Hazlitt, H. (1979). Economics in One Lesson. Blackstone Audio, Inc. (1999)
Mises, L. V., & Kahana, J. (1951). Socialism. An economic and sociological analysis. Transl. by J. Kahane. London.
Sowell, T. (2014). Basic Economics, Fifth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy. Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Sowell, T. (2008). Economic Facts and Fallacies. Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Sowell, T. (2015). Wealth, poverty and politics: An international perspective. Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Williamson, K. (2011). Politically incorrect guide to socialism. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Pub.
Chernow, R. (2005). Alexander Hamilton. Penguin Audio
Cook, W. (2013). Tocqueville and the American Experiment. The Great Courses
Ferling, J. E. (2013). Jefferson and Hamilton: The rivalry that forged a nation. Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Guelzo, A. (2013). The American Revolution. The Great Courses
Lee, M. (2017). Written Out of History – The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government. Brilliance Audio
McCullough, D. G. (2005). 1776. Simon & Schuster Audio
Zinn, Howard (1980). A People’s History of the United States. HarperCollins Publishers (2009)
On Law and Politics:
Bahnsen, David L. (2018), Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It. Post Hill Press
Bastiat, F. (1850). The Law. The Ludwig von Mises Institute (2012)
Locke, John (1689). Second Treatise of Government
Montesquieu (1748) The Spirit of Laws
Curry, Robert (2015). Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea. Encounter Books
Epstein, Alex (2014). The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. Tantor Audio
Koterski, S.J., Father Joseph (2013). Natural law and Human Nature. The Great Courses
Mancall, P. (2013). Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution. The Great Courses
Paine, Thomas (1776), Common Sense
Robinson, D. (2013). American Ideals: Founding a “Republic of Virtue”. The Great Courses
Sowell, T. (1987). A Conflict of Visions. New York: W. Morrow.