Fools claim that you can only learn from your own mistakes, but I have always preferred to learn from the mistakes of others
— Otto von Bismarck

Below is a selection of books and online videos that we recommend to anyone looking to increase their understanding of conservative and libertarian philosophy, economics, and political policies. Where possible we have divided the resources by area of interest.


  1. Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt

  2. Capitalism and Freedom, by Milton Friedman.

  3. Basic Economics, by Thomas Sowell

  4. Free to Choose [Available on YouTube], by Milton Friedman

Political Philosophy

  1. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Elliott, by Russell Kirk

  2. The Best of Burke: Selected Writings and Speech of Edmund Burke, edited by P. J. Stanlis

  3. A Conflict of Visions, by Thomas Sowell

  4. A Beginner’s Guide to Liberty, edited by Richard Wellings

  5. The Law, by Frederick Bastiat

  6. The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek

  7. The Conscience of a Conservative, by Barry Goldwater

  8. God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of ‘Academic Freedom’, by William F. Buckley

  9. The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

  10. Ideas have Consequences, by Richard Weaver


  1. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

  2. The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton

  3. One Day in the Life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, by Ivan Denisovich