Friday, August 05, 2016

Conservative Reading

Matthew Continetti has some book recommendations for conservatives. I would add The Dream and the Nightmare by Myron Magnet; Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers by Tom Wolfe; Chronicles of Wasted Time by Malcolm Muggeridge, just to name a few.


Anonymous said...

Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers 3.5MB, 29 pages
Or you can chase the NYmag multipage article pointed to my Wikipedia.
I read it decades ago, glad for the chance to re-read it.

If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. Thomas Wolfe

And if you're looking for a bit of weird (the book, not the quote), from the Harry Potter fan fiction book, this pearl:
Harry had always been frightened of ending up as one of those child prodigies that never amounted to anything and spent the rest of their lives boasting about how far ahead they’d been at age ten. But then most adult geniuses never amounted to anything either. There were probably a thousand people as intelligent as Einstein for every actual Einstein in history. Because those other geniuses hadn’t gotten their hands on the one thing you absolutely needed to achieve greatness. They’d never found an important problem. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (fanfic)

Chronicles Of Wasted Time by Malcolm Muggeridge
The PDF is huge (337MB), the epub & mobi much smaller - at or under 1MB each.


Michael Wade said...


Thanks for the links.

Great stuff!