Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life
Certainly Joel Rosenberg and Tom Clancy (is he still writing?).
Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series
Ayn Rand. Robert Heinlein. L. Neil Smith.
Adam SmithClausewitzMahanMachiavelliBurkeHayekI could go on
Oriana Fallaci, may she rest in peace
George Orwell (Eric Blair)Arthur KoestlerWinston ChurchillFriedrich Hayek
Thomas Sowell's "Inside American Education" can get you excommunicated from any teaching credential program. He's the NEA's Salman Rushdie.
George Macdonald Fraser (R.I.P.)
Charles Murray (and not just "The Bell Curve."Steve Sailer
John RingoMichael Z. Williamson
Jerry Pournelle? "...when I was a lad I was thought hopelessly radical because I thought the law ought to be color blind; now that I am a bit older I am considered a hopeless reactionary because I believe the law ought to be color blind. Ah well."
Robert G. Barrett. The funniest Australian writer ever.
Is that Joel C. Rosenberg or just Joel Rosenberg?Although both qualify, I guess.
You will find Nathaniel Hawthorne, along with many other conservative authors, in Russell Kirk's The Portable Conservative Reader.
Neal Stephenson, not because he's a conservative, but because he tends to see and describe the world as it is, and gives short shrift to PC thinking.
Wonderful. My reading list just grew by leaps and bounds! Time to fire up the kindle!!
Robert A. Heinlen"Anyone who clings to the historically untrue--and thoroughly immoral-- doctrine that 'violence never solves anything' I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The Ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more disputes in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms."
Duncan Williams, "Trousered Apes""Bryan F Griffin" (seemingly a nom de plume; some say its Lewis Lapham, but that seems impossible based on the content)'"Panic Among the Philistines"
Colin S. Gray; Keith Payne
Orson Scott Card
Harold BloomMenckenChestertonChristopher Hitchens
G.K. Chesterton, C.S.Lewis, Dorothy Sayer, Larry McMurtry, Hilaire Belloc, Bernard Cornwell, George MacDonald Fraser
Robert Heinlein also said:• Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.This is known as "bad luck."
Another Sci-fi author - Kristine Kathryn Rusch the Retrieval Artist Series. It's being re-released and she has a website for updates and the book order (starting with The Disappeared)The Retrieval Artist Web SiteEnjoy.
Florence KingAyaan Hirsi Ali Ernest Hemingway
Adam Smith, a great author who is under-read and most definitely un-PC.
Andrew Klavan's recent novels.
Lots of Baen authors, Ringo and Williamson have already been mentioned. You could also add Sarah Hoyt, Dave Freer, Tom Kratman and Larry Correia to that list for sure. Probably som eothers too
Victor Davis Hanson, David Kahane
Frederic BastiatAlexis de Tocqueville
Sun TzuAristotleTacitusthe Sagas of Icelandersthe Secret History of the MongolsIbn KhaldunMachiavelli GuicciardiniSpinozaLockeCharles MacKay: Extraordinary Popular DelusionsI wished I had avoided anything written after ww2, until I had a passing acquaintance with at least a few of the above.
Yes! Let me vigorously second A.A.Gill. I can even delight in his reviews of TV shows I never expect to view here in New Mexico, and in his restaurant reviews for impossibly expensive retaurants in the UK where I no longer make an annual trek (age and health). And his travel writing is droll and incisive and without blinders
Hamilton, Madison, and Jay - the "Federalist Papers"I'll definitely second Paul Johnson - "Intellectuals" debunks and "A History of the American People" explains.
Harold Bloom? Is that a typo? Did you mean Allan Bloom?
Somehow, I jumped over the name Tom Sharpe. I've read just about all his works and press them on friends. One, author of some 20 books with no interest in novels, said to me: Why did you never tell me about Tom Sharpe? Another, a very literate former Black Panther, found his South African novels hilarious. I find the normal "comic" novel tedious but I laugh out loud (something rare) at Sharpe's perfectly named iconoclasm.
Sarah A. Hoyt's Darkship Thieves. Truly, truly not PC. Tom Kratman, ditto.
SapperRaspailDorothy SayersG K ChestertonEric HofferWhittaker ChambersNon alternate universe Chris Buckley
Harold Bloom is not a typo. Western canon is higly unpcPeter BauerNaipaul
John RingoTom Kratman Michael WilliamsonRobert Heinlein
Tom Kratman, John Ringo, Mike Williamson.
Mickey Spillane, john Norman, louis L'Amour, Dewey Lambdin, David Drake, Steve Stirling, i could go on for hoursd
Anything by Tom Kratman, and to a lesser degree John Ringo and Michael Z. Williamson. David Weber as well if your definition of non-PC is loose enough.
Eric Flint. He doesn't appear non PC, but the 1632 series is really about the superiority of US culture and values over another. Where it counts, the people of Grantville are assimilating the huge population of Europe rather than vice versa.The 1812 series, which discusses why Cherokee culture was not viable in the 1800s and how they should have changed, is also not PC.
Wallace StevensRudyard KiplingCharles BukowskiRobert Sheckley
Tom KratmanJohn Ringo
Tom Kratman, John Ringo, Mike Williamson
Tom KratmanJohn RingoMicheal Z. Williamson
Tom Kratman,John Ringo,
Definitely, the Gang of Four: John Ringo, Thomas Kratman, Michael Z. Williamson, and Larry Corriea.
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