Recommended Reading

A carefully selected list that helps develop an understanding of the fundamentals of negative liberty, natural rights, rationalism, and empiricism (note: while not all titles necessarily advocate the former, some establish contrary arguments. This will help develop an understanding of opposing points of view):

An Introduction to Political Philosophy - Jonathan Wolff

Philosophy: The Classics (3rd Edition) - Nigel Warburton

A Little History of Philosophy - Nigel Warburton

Economics Made Simple: How money, trade and markets really work - Madsen Pirie

The Road to Serfdom - F.A. Hayek

The Second Treatise of Civil Government - John Locke

The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

Nietzsche and the Nazis - Stephen R.C. Hicks

Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault - Stephen R.C. Hicks

Manipulism and the Weapon of Guilt: Collectivism Exposed - Mikkel Clair Nissen

The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty - Simon Baron-Cohen

The Anatomy of Motive - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Personality Disorders & Mental Illness: The Truth About Psychopaths, Sociopaths, And Narcissists - Clarence T.Rivers

Understand Psychology - Nicky Hayes

FREUD: A Very Short Introduction - Anthony Starr

In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People (Revised Edition) - George Simon, Jr., Ph.D

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

The Myth of Male Power - Warren Farrell

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins

1984 - George Orwell

Animal Farm - George Orwell

Notes on Nationalism - George Orwell

A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking

Oleanna - David Mamet