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The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America by Leonard Peikoff
The intellectual roots of Nazism and their ominous parallels in modern America.

America’s Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It by C. Bradley Thompson
America’s Revolutionary Mind is the first major reinterpretation of the American Revolution since the publication of Bernard Bailyn’s The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution and Gordon S. Wood’s The Creation of the American Republic.

The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out by Leonard Peikoff
On the influence of how a culture’s philosophy (disintegration, integration, and misintegration) shapes its history and its future. I’m far more optimistic then Peikoff is.

Cause of Hitler’s Germany
In The Cause of Hitler’s Germany—previously published as part of his 1982 book The Ominous Parallels—Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand’s long-time associate, demonstrates how unreason and collectivism led the seemingly civilized German society to become a Nazi regime.

The God of the Machine by Isabel Patterson
“It is brilliant in the perceptiveness, the incisiveness, the power, the scope of its analysis that presents–in carefully chosen, dramatically illuminating essentials the history of man’s long quest for freedom, from ancient Greece to World War II. It offers an unforgettable experience: a panorama of the centuries, as seen from the elevation of a truly grand intellectual scale.” — Ayn Rand, The Objectivist Newsletter

John Adams and The Spirit of Liberty by C. Bradley Thompson
America’s finest eighteenth-century student of political science, John Adams is also the least studied of the Revolution’s key figures. By the time he became our second president, no American had written more about our government and not even Jefferson or Madison had read as widely about questions of human nature, natural right, political organization, and constitutional construction.

Anti-Slavery Political Writings, 1833-1860 Ed. C. Bradley Thompson
“The abolitionist movement in 19th century America led directly to the end of slavery in the United States. This collection of more than 20 original documents including speeches, editorials, books and fiction, captures the deep ideological divisions within the abolitionist movement.”

Ethnic America: A History by Thomas Sowell
Traces the history of nine American ethnic groups — the Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Chinese, African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans.

 

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