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Book Club Selection Suggestion

I moderate a monthly book club and we read books from all over the literary spectrum. We do however, often pick books for our club that have a theme that coincides with the month we'll be discussing the book. For example we read, "Fahrenheit 451" during July because it is a common high school summer reading book. That being said, I'd like a good political book to recommend for our club in the spirit of November being the month in which we vote.

Ideally I'm looking to recommend a book that opens readers' minds to dispel the fallacies to which so many non-awake people subscribe. We aren't a political book club so I'm not trying to club readers over the head with something hardcore like Hayek or something highly partisan since we have readers from a varied political background.

What book(s) opened your mind to the realities of our political system?

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The Law by Bastiat is the

The Law by Bastiat is the only book I've heard Ron Paul recommend. It's free too http://www.constitution.org/cmt/bastiat/the_law.html

at the end of Revolution: A Manifesto

Ron included a reading list
Here is the list:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/reading-list4.html

A surprising omission

I'm surprised that Bastiat's The Law didn't make Dr. Paul's list.

He does recommend Rose Wilder Lane's book, The Discovery of Freedom -- that's another favorite of mine, available for free online. That would be another great choice for your book club.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

Exactly. That's why the omission is surprising.

It's the first book that springs to his mind when he's asked for a single recommendation; how could he forget to list it?

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

From Major Jordan's Diaries

From Major Jordan's Diaries ~ The inside story of Soviet lend-lease -- from Washington to Great Falls to Moscow

Hard copies are expensive, but you can read it free online:

http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/wars/jordan/01.html

and there's a video of course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCiylpzR60U

CONCLUSION: The Cold War was a hoax.

Pandas can't drive.

Pick 1 of the 3 books from

Pick 1 of the 3 books from Hayek's Law, Legislation, Liberty series. Roughly 250 pgs, can be read fairly quick.

Southern Agrarian

Animal Farm

...also by George Orwell.

Or, Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead"

1984 is a good one. For

1984 is a good one. For non-fiction, Id say something by Jesse Ventura.

Ventura 2012

1984

1984