If you are thinking of giving someone a book for Christmas and don’t have a lot of money to spend, you could probably get the late Sam Francis’ 1993 Beautiful Losers: Essays on the Failure of American Conservatism dirt cheap either on Aamazon or from the Rockford Institute (where I obtained it) if they still have any copies on hand or if its still in print.
I just finished re-reading it and am amazed at how relevant it still is even to our day and age. In fact many of the ideas, arguments and discussion we have first made their appearance in this book which is a gathering of many different articles and essays Francis wrote. I particularly liked this quote from the book:
“…a Middle American Right should begin working in and with schools, churches, clubs, women’s groups, youth organizations, the military and police forces, even the much dreaded labor unions to create a radicalized Middle American conciousness that can perceive ways in which the exploitation of the middle classes isinstitutionalized and how it can be resisted.”
Now for some other reading:
Rev. Chuck Baldwin has two: “The Bush-Obama Way to War” and “An Open Letter to America’s Christians”
J.J. Jackson’s latest: “Essential Acts of Piracy”
Bill Kauffman wonders if ratifying the Constitution to begin with was a mistake
Brian Dorhety over at Reason notes the new totalitarism rising among those on the Left.
From Front Porch Republic comes Jeff Taylor’s “Crass Christmas”.
And then there’s Taki’s “Desert Farce”