1. Shane by Jack Schaefer.  The actual novel is online here at no cost!  That's pretty cool.
2. The Silver Chair by C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis.
3. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
4. The Hardy Boys Series created by Stratemeyer.
5. The Rover Boys by Arthur M. Winfield.
6. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
7. Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge.  Here is a LibriVox recording in case you want to listen to the story.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
2. 1984 by George Orwell.
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
4. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
6. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.  Here is an audio from LibriVox.
7. My Antonia, Willa Cather.


9.  War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.  Here is a LibriVox recording of War and Peace.

1.  With this great tool 

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from Spreeder, "Speed reading is the art of silencing subvocalization. Most readers have an average reading speed of 200 wpm, which is about as fast as they can read a passage out loud. This is no coincidence. It is their inner voice that paces through the text that keeps them from achieving higher reading speeds. They can only read as fast as they can speak because that's the way they were taught to read, through reading systems like Hooked on Phonics."


READING LESSON for new, poor, and damaged readers . . . .
A thorough lesson on the Six Types of Syllables should be taught to new readers, to poor readers, to damaged readers, to anyone wanting to speed up and improve reading and spelling skills.

Barton Reading Program.

LibriVox provides books on tape.  Nice way to listen to your favorite works.


Classic Short Stories

Internet Public Library

1.  Haley Memorial Library
2.  Rosalind Kress Haley Library also houses Lawrence McDonald's Library.  Good to know.

1.  Sam Blumenfield
2.  Reading Bear

1.  Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy.

2.  Jack Schaefer's Shane, a novel loosely based on the Johnson County Range War in Wyoming, April 1892, is an excellent read for young boys.  Here is a brief history of that range war with a map of Johnson County.  It's a story of cattle barons trying to squash settlers moving in on public land they believed was protected under the federal government's Homestead Act (1862) and the Desert Land Acts (1877).  The cattle barons, too, felt that they could drive cattle on all public lands.  The farmers challenged their right to do so, which for a few turned out to be deadly.  President Benjamin Harrison, (1833-1901), ordered the US Calvary sent out to settle the dispute, but the "Invaders" as they were called defeated the Calvary and sent them packing.

Otto Franc was suspected to be an active member of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, and is believed to have bankrolled part of the Johnson County War, a conflict between small cattle owners and large wealthy cattle outfits in 1892.
3.  Willa Cather's My Antonia

4.  C. S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  This audio/podcast reading of LWW is quite good.
5.  Mary Mapes Dodge's Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates.

6.  Horatio Alger, Jr. The Young Acrobat

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           1.  More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, John R. Lott, Jr.  Follow John R. Lott, Jr. here.  An archive of his articles can be found here.
           3.  Straight Shooting: Firearms, Economics, and Public Policy, John R. Lott, Jr.
           4.  Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and Enemies of the State, Stephen Hollbrook, 2013.

            A Must-See video: InnocentsBetrayed.

1.  Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel.  Why did the South secede, and why did the North prevent them?  "Union" was sold as "Freedom."

Lincoln's Emancipation Proc. framed as a wartime measure to justify it, and did afford a large number of blacks as recruits to the Northern army.  Slaves grew in number AFTER the U.S. Constitution.  Even without the Constitution, slaves would have increased in number.  reproduced itself through natural increase, rather than through additional captures.  Am. Revolution sparked the first emancipation feelings, most significantly felt in the northern states.  High rates of manumission in Virginia.  By the time their constitution was adopted, there was a cooling of emancipation--S. Carolina, Georgia, etc.  
Upper South, particularly Virginia, wanted to maintain the  value of their slaves so they could sell them to the South.

Lincoln got the war started.  As a republican he was not committed to the abolition of slavery, but only to limiting the number of slave states.  1860 in a 4-way race.  In the north, Lincoln run against Douglas.  In the south, southern democrats running against the rump whig party.  In the deep south, lincoln didn't win a single state.  Why didn't Lincoln didn't get the votes in the Deep South.  Southern slave holders dominated the state and national governments.  Republicans referred to it as the Slave Power, a powerful special interest.  Supreme Court Justices owned slaves.  Presidents owned slaves. 
National gov't hostile to slavery.  Rebuild republican party in slave states, like Missouri.  Lincoln hadn't advocated it, but there were more radical members in his cabinet.  A long-term decline of slavery.  Needed protection of the federal gov't to preserve slavery. 

Once Lincoln calls out troops, that solidified the South.  Once he announces troops to keep states in the unions, slave holders become more unified against the union. 

Ending slavery was an unintended consequence of the civil war.  Reason the North fought the civil war was to keep the union, not to end slavery.  The North suppressed Southern secession was because they wanted to maintain the union and not to stop slavery.  The ending of slavery was an unintended consequence of the war.  Ending slavery was unintended in the beginning.

Why did the support of the union in the North gain momentum.
Southerners were concerned about tariff advantages for the North.

primary factor was ideological, identifying union with liberty.  Lincoln's phrase "last and best hope of the world."  Splitting of US would be perceived as a failure of democracy for the rest of the world.  Southerners weren't playing by the rules, and Lincoln said that permitting secession is an argument for anarchy.  
Peaceful secession might have hastened slavery. 

Lincoln's gov't was subsidizing slavery.  It has to have the power of gov't behind it.  Fugitive Slave Law.  Achilles heel of slavery is the runaway.  Diminishes the value of the slave and the slave system.  Threat to the maintenance of the slave system.  Slave patrols.  Nat'l gov't, it was the Fugitive Slave Law.  If Northerners had been interested in ending slavery, there were a set of policies that they could have implemented, like repealing the Fugitive Slave Law.  Slaver was economical moribund?  Not true.  As long as slavery had gov't support, then . . . .  Slavery provided large economic rewards.  Slavery had been declining in the border states prior to the civil war.  95% of slaves in Delaware prior to Lincoln had been freed.  50% of the Maryland slaves had been freed prior to Lincoln.

Most radical abolitionist was William Lloyd Garrison, advocated immediate compensated emancipation.  Radical wedge of the much broader anti-slavery movement.  Garrison called for Northern secession.  Mainstream historians have a hard time dealing with Garrison's position.  Frederick Douglas also held this position.  A moral perfectionism . . . ?  Never fully popular in the North.  Northerners wanted anti-slavery AND disunion.  Can't have both.  When S. Carolina secedes, Garrison believe that they're bluffing.  Once under way, Garrison and other radical abolitionists saw the war as a way of bringing an end to slavery.  Garrison, part of a small minority, was almost lynched in Boston by a mob.  

The one prominent abolitionist who remained an anti-war abolitionist was Lysander Spooner.  

Call for the kidnapping of  Governor . . . big debates was whether the Constitution was pro-slavery or anti-slavery.  Garrison took the position that the Constitution  with its Fugitive Slave Law was a pro-slavery document.  John Brown's raid to facilitate a slave revolt.  Spooner had a plan to hold the governor of Virginia hostage in ransom for John Brown's life.  

After the war, Spooner says that the
American indians were less desirable than black slaves because indians could run away.  slaves were major assets.  S. Carolina is hiring local indian tribes where they' selling to west indies to pay for the importation of black slaves.  west indies slaves difficult to run way--islands.  

Title comes from LIncoln quote.

The war resulted in an expansion of gov't in the north and the south--increased taxation, conscription, repeal of civil liberties, that make war the health of the states.  After the war, there's the post-war ratchet effect.  Gov't invention.  Civil War was the great watershed of gov't expansion.  The long-term trend for gov't power to recede, restrained, limited, and less intrusive.  The civil war reverses this trend.  The long-run trend starts going in the opposite direction.  

How much of this do we blame on lincoln versus the other 3 that ran against him?  Mystical identification of liberty with union.  Breckenridge, southern democrat who went with the confederacy.  South isn't going to secede 

National gov't did not have the authority to prevent secession.  Buchannan would not have been able to prevent the Civil War either.  

Bogus jobs created to prevent conscription.

Robert Wenzel of EconomicPolicyJournal interviews Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, author of the book Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War.  Wenzel guides a great interview. Looking forward to reading Hummel's book.

3.  "Who Caused the Bloodbath of 1861-1865?" Thomas Di Lorenzo.
5.  The South in American Literature, 1607-1900, Jay B. Hubbell, 1954.
7.  Civil War Volumes, 1-3 Box Set, Shelby Foote, 1986.  
8.  The Unvanquished: The Corrected Text, William Faulkner, 1991.
9.  YOU WILL LOVE THESE SOUTHERN SONGS by Bobby Horton.  These songs show a glorious love for country and the preference and cherished love for liberty.  These songs also give you a great sense of community, love for its history, and a longing to preserve it.
10. North Against South: The American Illiad, 1848-1877, Ludwell H. Johnson, 2003.  Recommended for its critique of "Reconstruction."
"No period of Southern history has been covered by more distortions in recent times than has 1865-1876.  Not too long ago, nearly everybody, including Northerners, regarded this period as a shameful un-American exercise in military rule and limitless corruption.  Now, it is established academic "truth" that the only thing wrong with Reconstruction was that it was not ruthless enough.  The South should have been subjected to a complete Marxis, egalitarian revolution."  Clyde Wilson.
12. The Real Lincoln: 
13.  Edgar Allan Poe, the South's  greatest 19th century writer, despised New Englanders, their pretensions, and their baneful influence on American culture.  In his collected essays and criticism, which can be found in many libraries, take a look at his "Boston and the Bostonians," "Brook Farm," and "The Literati of New York City."  If you want to know what the people who settled Boston were really like, watch Vincent Price's Puritan Witch Hunter in the film "The Conqueror Worm," originally titled "The Witchfinder General," [can be found here] is based on a Poe story.
14.  The Education of Little Tree, Forrest Carter, 1976. 

"Then there is the saga of the Alabama writer Forrest Carter, friend and supporter of Governor George Wallace, who wrote the book Gone to Texas upon which Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales was based. Carter also wrote The Education of Little Tree, about the sufferings of an Indian boy at the hands of puritanical authorities. The book was reprinted by the devotedly multicultural University of New Mexico Press and became celebrated in Native American studies. Any reader other than an American intellectual could see right away that the book is really about the persecution of Southerners by Yankees. Imagine the consternation when Carter's background was revealed! (The movie version became anti-Southern, of course."  Yankees are the intellectual class.
16.  War Crimes Against Southern Civilians, Walter Brian Cisco, 2007. 
18.  Robert Lewis Dabney was a Southern Presbyterian minister and biographer of General Stonewall Jackson.
19.  The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties, Mark E. Neely, Jr., 1992.

1.  Albion's Seed, David Hackett Fischer.  Dr. Gary North says this about Albion's Seed, "Anything that David Hackett Fischer writes is going to be good. He is one of the premier historians of America. He asks very intelligent questions, and he researches them prodigiously. His book, Albion's Seed, is a masterpiece."
2.  Gary North recommends James C. Malin, "Of all professional American historians, the one who was the great master of local history, state history, and regional history was James C. Malin.  A lot of his books and articles are online, and I would recommend reading all of them. Rushdoony read a lot of them, and he is one of the very few modern scholars who quoted Malin extensively."
3.   On Florida HistoryWillam Marina.  Marina was a great fan of James C. Malin. Marina wrote the most widely used college-level textbook on the history of Florida. 
4.  Clarence Carson's Basic History of the United States.  This is an excellent review of Carson's book.  The book and Carson sound very interesting.
5.  Read anything by C. Gregg Singer. Begin with his history of the National Council of Churches, Unholy Alliance. Download it here
6.  An American HistoryDavid Saville Muzzey.  Here and here are his other books.  Dr. North recommends buying ". . . a two-volume set of David Muzzey's high school textbook. I like the 1922 edition. Read it. You will get a good overview of the most important historian in American history, the historian whose textbook taught maybe 50 million people, including me."
7. Frances FitzGerald's survey of the history of high school textbooks on American history, America Revised.  
8.  College Outline Series?  Never heard of it.  It looks like more information than I could ever get to or want.
9.  These 3 PDFs are establishment history books during the latter half of the 20th century:  a. Colonial history, b. U.S. history to 1865, and c. U.S. history since 1865.  
11.  The Churching of AmericaRoger Stinke & Rodney Stark.  
12.  Nation of Nations, Establishment textbook on American history.
19.  The Mirage of Social Justice, F. A. Hayek, 1978. 
20.  Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, Stephen Kinzer, 2007.
21.  Teaching American History, Gary North, June 28, 2013.

3.  Death by Government, R. J. Rummel. 
4.  Understanding Conflict and War, R. J. Rummel. 
5.  The Use of Knowledge in Society, 1945, Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992).


2.  The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of CommerceDeirdre N. McCloskey. Following is an interview of Deirdre N. McCloskey by Dr. Thomas Woods.  McCloskey's Bio.
5.  The Anti-Capitalist Mentality, Ludwig von Mises.  1965 we see a revival of visible occultism, starting with the counter-culture destroying "the Old Establishment humanism of the "can-do" pragmatism which was apotheosized posthumously as Kennedy's Camelot" says Gary North.  This revival of occultism marks the end of an older rationalist civilization and points to the establishment of a new one: a conscious Christian civilization which is dominion-oriented.  The only other possible contenders are Communism, which is the power religion of our era, and which is utterly bureaucratic, parasitic, and destructive, or New Age humanism, the major escapist religion, which is compromised by occultism and the theology of occultism.  Neither can lead to a new civilization.  The counter-culture of 1965 really does represent a civilizing break from the previous 300 years of Western Civilization.
6.  Cleon Skousen, The Naked Capitalist.
7.  The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith.

2.  The Death of Meaning, Rousas John Rushdoony.
3.  The Rise and Growth of the Anglican Schism, Rev. Fr. Dr. Nicholas Sander. 
5.  The Death of Christian Culture, John Senior.
8.  Moses and Pharoah, Gary North.
9.  Radicalism as Therapy, Robert Nisbett.
10.  The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn, 1962. 
During the early years of the Vietnam War, "you could get a deferment from the draft if you were in graduate school. I took advantage of this, as did many of my generation. It was a good decision. But this encouraged New Left radicals to stay on campus. They earned their PhD's. The PhD glut hid in 1969, but new left activists were well represented in that group of employable professorial talent. They were able to get into positions, although untenured, in universities. They used that leverage against the Establishment."
11.  David Watson.  His books.
12.  Rapture Fever, Gary North.
13.  The American Vision, Gary DeMar.
15.  David Chilton is a writer of finance.
17.  Dr. Gary North on the Bible and Economics.
18.  The Defense of the FaithCornelius Van Til.  This work claims that Natural Law, which Catholicism defends, is a compromise with Greek humanism.  Dr. North, who studied under Van Til at Westminster, explains "I have been studying Western social theory since 1960.  I understand it.  I just don't accept its humanistic underpinnings."  He even wrote a book, a few in fact, about Westminster abandoning the teaching of Van Til.
19.  Sermons on Deuteronomy, John Calvin.  Yes, that John Calvin.
23.  Hierarchy and Dominion, Gary North.
25.  Crossed Fingers, Gary North
This plan is repeatable. It has been used by liberals to take over every mainline American denomination in the twentieth century, including the Roman Catholic Church, which succumbed in 1966. No hierarchical denomination is immune. But because so few Christians are aware of the plan's features, and what its telltale signs are, defenses against it are weak or nonexistent. Because of this, it keeps working. So far, only conservative Missouri Synod Lutherans have self-consciously held it in check. Only the Southern Baptist Convention has reversed it. 

Crossed Fingers is the first book to identify and discuss in detail the five points of liberalism and the rival theological positions. It is also the first published book that "follows the money" by tracing the sources of the funding of theological liberalism in twentieth-century America. One man, more than any other, was the primary source: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 

Crossed Fingers serves as a handbook for the diagnosis and defeat of the same liberal forces that have captured American Christianity. How did they do it? With a vision, with a plan, and with other people's money. Crossed Fingers shows how they achieved victory in what had been the most theologically conservative large Protestant denomination on earth. It also shows what the conservative Presbyterians could have done, and still have not done, to immunize the Church. 
31.  Theonomy: An Informed Response, Dr. Gary North, 1991.
Theonomy: A Reformed Critique, by William S. Barker,  reveals a startling decline of theological scholarship at Calvinism's premier academic seminary. This decline accompanied a quarter century of institutional drift. The seminary has still not recovered from the ideological and theological disruptions of the late 1960's. By the time the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Cornelius Van Til had retired, and the seminary no longer spoke with a unified voice, or spoke much at all, for that matter. 

Theonomy:A Reformed Critique is the seminary's theological self-justification for not having presented a systematic challenge to the humanist order in this generation. It is a defense of pietism's thesis: a forthright rejection of the Bible's judicial relevance in a morally disintegrating secular world. This is why Zondervan was willing to publish it. Biblical law is an offense.

Theonomy: An Informed Response is a mopping-up operation. It completes what Gary North began in Westminster's Confession: the Abandonment of Van Til's Legacy and Greg L. Bahnsen extended in No Other Standard: Theonomy and Its Critics. The authors challenge the Westminster's faculty's assertion that biblical civil law is no longer binding in the New Covenant era, especially its mandated negative civil sanctions against convicted criminals. The authors ask the faculty: What does the Bible require of civil government if a resurrected Old Covenant law-order is not applicable? What is the Bible-sanctioned alternative? In short, "If not God's law, then whose?" Westminster needs to answer.

32.  Interesting commentary on committing to meaningless work from a Christian perspective by R. J. Rushdoony.  From his Revolt Against Maturity, 1977.
33.  The Five Books of Moses, Oswald T. Allis, 2001.
34.  The Old Testaments: Its Claims and Its Critics, Oswald T. Allis, 1972.
35.  Disobedience and Defeat, Gary North, 2012.
36.  Theonomy in Christian Ethics, Greg L Bahnsen, 2002, is a long exposition of Matt. 5:17-20.
37.  By This Standard, Greg L. Bahnsen, 1991.  
God's law is Christianity's tool of dominion. This is where any discussion of God's law ultimately arrives: the issue of dominion. Ask yourself: Who is to rule on earth, Christ or Satan? Whose followers have the ethically acceptable tool of dominion, Christ's or Satan's? What it this tool of dominion, the biblically revealed law of God, or the law of self-proclaimed autonomous man? Whose word is sovereign, God's or man's?

Millions of Christians, sadly, have not recognized the continuing authority of God's law or its many applications to modern society. They have thereby reaped the whirlwind: cultural and intellectual impotence. They have surrendered this world to the devil. They have implicitly denied the power of the death and resurrection of Christ.
They have served as footstools of the enemies of God. But humanism's free ride is coming to an end. This book serves as an introduction to his woefully neglected topic.
38.  Tools of Dominion: The Case Laws of Exodus, Gary North, 1990.
39.  That You May Prosper, Ray Sutton, 1992.
There is a good reason for this: in the history of Christianity there has never been a theologian who has explained to anyone's satisfaction just what the Biblical covenant is. We have heard about "covenant theology" since Calvin's day, but can anyone tell us just what Calvin said the covenant is, how it works, and what common features are found in every Biblical covenant? Can anyone describe just exactly what the seventeenth-century Puritans had in mind when they used the word? They couldn't?
Have you read anywhere that the covenant is an inescapable concept, that it is never a question of "covenant vs. no covenant," that it is always a question of whose covenant? Has anyone explained how all societies have imitated the Bible's covenant model, or how Satan has adapted a crude imitation of the Biblical covenant?
Until Ray Sutton cracked the code of the Bible's covenant structure in late 1985, no one had gone into print with a clear, Biblically verifiable model of the covenant - or if anyone did, no trace of his work has survived. Covenant theologians have never adopted it.
40.  Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State, Laurence Vance, 2008.  Tom Woods reviews this book here.

For an understanding of the Christian just war theory and retribution and restitution, this term, lex talion, should be understood as thoroughly as possible.

From Wikipeida, "Historically, the term was a colloquialism used in the early-to-mid 20th century by Communists and Socialists in political debates, referring pejoratively to the Communist ‘party line’, which provided for “correct” positions on many matters of politics. The term was adopted in the later 20th century by the New Left, applied with a certain humor to condemn sexist or racist conduct as ‘not politically correct’. By the early 1990s, the term was adopted by US conservatives as a pejorative term for all manner of attempts to promote multiculturalism and identity politics, particularly, attempts to introduce new terms that sought to leave behind discriminatory baggage ostensibly attached to older ones, and conversely, to try to make older ones taboo."

4.  40 Alternatives to College, James Altucher.
5.  "Great Books and Great Snippets," The Cult of Individuality, Robert Nisbet, 1971.
A Letter to 20 Year Olds From James Altucher:
If you want to make money you have to learn the following skills. None of these skills are taught in college.
I’m not saying college is awful or about money, etc. I’m just saying that the only skills needed to make money will never be learned in college:
1.  How to sell (both in a presentation and via copy writing).
2.  How to negotiate (which means win-win, not war).
3.  Creativity (take out a pad, write down a list of ideas, every day).
4.  Leadership (give more to others than you expect back for yourself).
5.  Networking (a corollary of leadership).
6.  How to live by themes instead of goals (goals will break your heart).
7.  Reinvention (which will happen repeatedly throughout a life). 
8.  Idea sex (get good at coming up with ideas. Then combine them. Master the intersection).
9.  The 1% rule (every week try to get better 1% physically, emotionally, mentally).
10. “The google rule” – always send people to the best resource, even if it’s a competitor. The benefit to you comes back tenfold.
11. Give constantly to the people in your network. The value of your network increase linearly if you get to know more people but EXPONENTIALLY if the people you know get to know and help each other.
12. How to fail so that a failure turns into a beginning.
13. Simple tools to increase productivity.
14. How to master a field. You can’t learn this in school with each “field” being regimented into equal 50 minute periods. Mastery begins when formal education ends. Find the topic that sets your heart on fire. Then combust.
15. Stopping the noise: news, advice books, fees upon fees in almost every area of life. Create your own noise instead of falling in life with the others.
If you do all this you will gradually make more and more money and help more and more people. At least, I’ve seen it happen for me and for others.
I hope this doesn’t sound arrogant. I’ve messed up too much by not following the above advice.
1Don’t plagiarize the lives of your parents, your peers, your teachers, your colleagues, your bosses.
Create your own life.
Be the criminal of their rules.
I wish I were you because if you follow the above, then you will most likely end up doing what you love and getting massively rich and helping many others.

I didn’t do that when I was 20. But now, at 46, I’m really grateful I have the chance every day to wake up and improve 1%.

1.  Cleon Skousen, The Naked Communist.
The Naked Communist is a 1958 book by an ex FBI agentconservative United States author and faith-based political theorist Cleon Skousen.[1]
4.  Dedication and Leadership, Douglas Hyde. 
Someone else had known: Douglas Hyde. He had been a major figure in Great Britain's Communist Party in the 1930s and 1940s. He converted to Catholicism in the late 1940s. He wrote a classic account of his years in the Party: Dedication and Leadership, which Notre Dame University Press published in 1956, the year that I heard Schwarz's lecture. 

In the mid-1980s, I was given a copy of his limited-printing book, Dedication and Leadership Techniques (1962). I wanted to publish it. I wrote him for permission. He said no. Why? Because the Communist Party no longer resembled the dedicated Party of his youth. He said that the book would give a false opinion of the Party as of 1985.

I publish a modified version of it on this site. You should read it -- not for what it says about Communism today -- or in 1985 -- but in earlier generations.
5.  Egalitarian Envy: The Political Foundations of Social Justice, Gonzalo Fernandez de la Mora.

Gary North explains that "One of the most curious of the suppressed manuscripts that I personally have seen is the four-volume typewritten book by Margaret Patricia McCarran, which she titled "The Fabian Transmission Belt." She was the daughter of Sen. Pat McCarran, who was the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and also of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee in the early 1950's.

Because she had access to all of her father's papers and files, she was able to survey the development of Fabian socialism as no other Americans conservative ever had. She was a serious student. Her Ph.D. dissertation was Fabianism in the Political Life of Britain, 1919-1931 (1954). It is available as a PDF document from the Mises Institute. For anybody who is serious about understanding the Fabian movement, this is the book to begin your detailed study.

Her Ph.D. dissertation was the tip of the iceberg in her research. She went on to document the development of the Fabian movement in the United States as well as Great Britain. She provided the extracts from primary source documents. She offered footnotes. 

She wrote "The Fabian Transmission Belt" in four volumes on legal size paper. She had them bound. I don't know how many sets she produced, but I know where one set is. I saw it in 1964, and at one stage I began reading it. My father-in-law. R. J. Rushdoony, had a copy, which she had given to him. He had great respect for her, although he disagreed with her adulation of John F. Kennedy. 

It was around 1964 that her superiors in the Catholic Church found out about the manuscript. She was a nun. Her bishop intervened and demanded that she return all copies of the manuscript to him. She had already given a copy to my father-in-law, and the bishop never got his hands on it. He confiscated the ones she had. Where those copies exist, I don't know. Maybe they were burned. But the hierarchy did their best to see that this manuscript never saw the light of day."

2.  The Rockefeller File, Gary Allen.
3.  The Triumph of Conservatism, Gabriel Kolko.
4.  Left & Right: The Prospect of Liberty, Murray Rothbard.
5.  The Ruling Class, Angelo Codevilla.
"God-fearing Christian Americans have been told that the Constitution teaches the absolute separation of Church and State. They have been told correctly. But what they have not been told is precisely where it says this. It does not say this in the First amendment. The First amendment says only that Congress shall make no law regarding religion or the free exercise thereof. So, where does the Constitution prohibit a Christian America? In a section that has been ignored by scholars for so long that it is virtually never discussed-the key provision that transformed American into a secular humanist nation. But it took 173 years to do this: from 1788 until 1961."
Charles Burris explains: "What most Americans mistakenly regard today as the "Conservative movement" has undergone many convoluted and dramatic transformations over the past sixty years. Perhaps the most keen observer has been Murray N. Rothbard, the internationally acclaimed economist and historian. How this disinformation process began is detailed in three insightful articles, "Life in the Old Right," "The Foreign Policy of the OldRight," and "The Transformation of the American Right," available online. However, Rothbard's long-awaited book, The Betrayal of the American Right, tells the full story of how this subversive movement at war with American liberties and the rule of law, came about. "Conservatism," since the days of Burke and Robespierre, has stood for the status quo and an apologia for tyranny."

3.  The Revolution Was, Garet Garrett.
6.  The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, Kevin R. C. Gutzman.  Claims that the Constitution is a dead letter?
7.  Democracy: The God That Failed, Hans Hermann-Hoppe.
8.  Financial Reckoning Day: Surviving the Soft Depression of the 21st Century, Bill Bonner.  Makes a brief case for monarchy over democracy.
9.  The Constitution as Covenant.  Adam broke the covenant. Christ re-established it. This is the central theme of all Calvinism. This is why it is called covenant theology. It was the theology that underlay all of the American colonies. Its secularization led to the Constitution. This is well known among secular historians, and has been for 70 years. The historical literature on this is immense.

Almost 30 years ago, Professor Arthur S. Miller wrote a book: The Secret Constitution and the Need for Constitutional Change (Greenwood, 1987). This book received little attention at the time, and it is very difficult to locate today. Miller argued that there are essentially two constitutions. One of them is the one we all know about, the one we are required to study, or at least used to be required to study, in high school civics classes. It is the one for show. The other Constitution is the operational Constitution, as enforced by the courts and by federal bureaucracies. It is a completely separate Constitution. It favors the ruling class, which is the group described above.

The first people to warn about this were the anti-Federalists. They understood it in 1787. Patrick Henry understood it. Sam Adams understood it. Adams was persuaded to withdraw his criticisms by the promise made by Madison of the first 10 amendments, which we call the Bill of Rights. But the Bill of Rights came under assault as soon as the Constitution was ratified. Alexander Hamilton began the great centralization of the federal government. He used the now-familiar dual tactic of expanding federal debt and creating a central bank owned by private investors. He got both of these into operation in 1791.

The only significant 19th-century rollbacks in power took place under Andrew Jackson's presidency: his veto of the bill that would have extended the charter of the Second Bank of the United States beyond 1836, and his one-year reduction of the United States government's debt to zero. That never happened again. The only other major rollback was the 21st amendment in 1933, which was the repeal of Prohibition. The broad sweep of American constitutional history has been one story, namely, the expansion of federal power at the expense of individual liberties.


3. "The Courts and the New Deal," William Anderson, 2005.
4.  Licensed to Lie, Sindey Powell, 2014.

1.  How Democracies Perish, Jean Franyois Revel.  "An epitaph on modern democracy’s inability to defend itself against dedicated, relentless Communist totalitarianism says Dr. North.


4. "The Anatomy of a Bank Run," Murray Rothbard.

2.  Austrian School Business Cycle Theory, Murray Rothbard, 2014.  Buy this book today!  If you want to understand economics in all countries that have a central bank, which is all of them, then you'll need this book to learn how the machinations of the different central banks' inflationary policies produce wild swings in prices and devalue your currency and savings.  Apparently, this book is just the first three chapters of Rothbard's "America's Great Depression."  As soon as I earn more money on my job, I will buy more of these books.
3.  The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science: An Essay on Method (Liberty Fund Library of the Works of Ludwig von Mises), Ludwig von Mises, 1962.
4.  Economic Calculation in the Social Commonwealth, Ludwig von Mises, 1920.

3.  John Taylor Gatto articles. 
4.  A Place Called School, John Goodlad, 2004.
5.  Crisis in the Classroom, Charles E. Silberman, 1971.
6.  Fred M. Hechinger, conservative educator, staunch supporter of public schools, points out that kids have been getting kicked out of school since the turn of the century.
7.  John Holt books.  Here is Holt's Wikipedia page.  Modern childhood was invented for the modern world.
10.  Learning All the Time, John Holt, 1990.
15.  Freedom and Beyond, John Holt, 1972.
18.  Marshall Fritz, chairman, founder, and former president of the Alliancefor the Separation of School and State.
19.  The one important person I have not had the opportunity to chat with is the great John Taylor Gatto
20.  Why Johnny Can't Read, Rudolph Flesch, 1955. 

Thanks to Charles Burris.
21.  Guilt, Shame, & Understanding, Peter Breggin, 2014. 


1.  "Nothing Exists Except People," Stephan Molyneux.

1.  The Tragedy of the Euro, Philipp Bagus.

1.  Ten Thousand Commandments, Harold M. Flemming, 1951.  Read more at Competitive Enterprise Institute.
3.   Conspiracy in Philadelphia, Dr. Gary North, 1989.
4.   Costs of Federal Regulations, Dr. Gary North, 2014.

1.  The Grand Banks Cafe (Inspector Maigret), Georges Simenon, 1938. 

1.  The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford, 1963.



1.  The Anatomy of the State, Murray Rothbard.
2.  The Rise and Decline of the State, by Martin van Creveld
4.  Death by Government, R.J. Rummel.
5.  China's Bloody Century: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, R. J. Rummel,2007.
6.  Democide: Nazi Genocide and Mass Murder, R. J. Rummel, 1991.  Until you get the book, check out this site.
7.  Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917, R. J. Rummel, 1990.
8.  Statistics of Democide: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, Rudolph J. Rummel, 1998.  
9.  More resources by R. J. Rummel.

Rummel tells us:

After the capture of Bram in 1210, the Albigensian Crusaders, Christians all, took 100 captured soldiers and gouged out their eyes, cut off their noses and upper lips, and had them led by a one-eyed man to Cabaret, yet to be attacked. This was done to terrorize Cabaret into immediate surrender.
And . . .
Even the great emperor who unified China and gave it his name, Qin (pronounced Chin) Shihuang, buried alive 346 scholars in order to discourage opposition. Burying people alive seems to have been a favorite weapon of Chinese rulers and emperors. For example, when the ruler of Wei kingdom (Zaozao) conquered Xuzhou he buried alive several dozen thousand civilians.

Rummel also quotes Robert Payne:
[Chinese Emperor Chang Hsein-chung] set about all the merchants[in Chebgtu], then all the women and all the officials. Finally he ordered his own soldiers to kill each other. He ordered the feet of the officers' wives to be cut off and made a mound of them, and at the top of the mound he placed the feet of his favorite concubines.


2.  Mobile Homes.

1.  Charles Burris provides a great list from which to read, plus Tom Woods interview of Linda Raeder on her new book, John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity.  Here is a review of her book.


1.  "A Nation of Children," Doug French.  This is the best thing I've read anywhere on the civil and social destruction brought on by inflation.  Read this:
Cantor points out that the elderly “become increasingly irrelevant” in an inflationary environment. It’s well known that inflation especially punishes those on fixed incomes. “Mann fills in our sense of the psychological disruptions that accompany the economic ravages of inflation,” writes Cantor. “More than any other factor, inflation discredits the authority of the older generation and turns power over to youth.”

With prices soaring, youthful vices look like wisdom; the conservatism and prudence of the elderly are made to look silly.

In his epic Democracy: The God That Failed, Hans-Hermann Hoppe explained that democracy increases societal time preference and with democratic rule “contrary to conventional wisdom, the decivilizing forces inherent in  any form of government are systematically strengthened.”

1.  "Controlling the Restless Mind," Robert Ringer. 
"There is much disagreement on who first put forth the thought "never less alone than when alone," but whoever it was, he stated a beautiful truth.  Over the past forth years, I've only lived alone for eleven months, and it was the most peaceful time of my life.  Because my focus was on silence and tranquility, the endless chatter within me disappeared and my noise machine turned itself down so low that I could barely hear it."
2.  No Excuses!  The Power of Self-Discipline, Brian Tracy, 2011. 


1.  Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community, Dan Raviv & Yossi Melman.  Does ISIS stand for Israeli Secret Intelligence Service? According to author Dan Raviv, it used to.

1.  English Law, Frederic William Maitland.
4.  The Law of Nations, Emmerich de Vattel, 1758.

1.  Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, Peter C. Brown.  Here is a pretty good review on learning that includes examples from this book.

1.  The Ayn Rand Cult, Jeff Walker, 1998.
2.  Defending the Undefendable, Walter Block, 1976.
3.  Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, 1957.
4.  Benjamin R. Tucker.
5.  Anarchy, State, and Utopia, Robert Nozick, 1975.
6.  Examined Life, Robert Nozick, 1990.

It is because peaceful agitation and passive resistance are, in Liberty’s hands, weapons more deadly to tyranny than any others that I uphold them, and it is because brute force strengthens tyranny that I condemn it.

War and authority are companions; peace and liberty are companions.

The methods and necessities of war involve arbitrary discipline and dictatorship. So-called “war measures” are almost always violations of rights.

Even war for liberty is sure to breed the spirit of authority, with aftereffects unforeseen and incalculable.

Liberty, July 31, 1886. (Thanks to Warren Bluhm)
David McInnis, founder a& CEO of PRWeb
1.  They Must Go, Rabbi Meir Kahane.

1.  National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union, Anthony Sutton of the Hoover Institute.

1.  The Battle of Breton Woods: John Maynard Keyens, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order (Council on Foreign Relations Books: Princeton University), Benn Steil.
2.  The Ethics of Money Production, Jorg Guido Hulsmann.

1.  The Wisdom of Life by Arthur Schopenhauer. This is the best place to start with this philosopher. An engaging, thought-provoking, short work. (And it is available on Amazon Kindle for $.99)
2.  The World as Will and Representation, Volume 2. by Arthur Schopenhauer. This is his principal work. Volume 2, later written, is more readable than Volume 1, while it covers much of the same material.
3.  The Basis of Morality by Arthur Schopenhauer. It’s compassion, as he convincingly shows here in this book-length essay.
4.  The Philosophy of Schopenhauer by Bryan Magee (1983). The best and by far the most readable analysis of Schopenhauer’s philosophy.
5.  Broadway Danny Rose (DVD video) by Woody Allen (1984). This film is worth watching more than once.
6.  Parsifal (DVD video) by Richard Wagner (1882). The 1993 Otto Schenk, Günther Schneider-Siemssen Metropolitan Opera production; with James Levine, Conductor; Siegfried Jerusalem, as Parsifal, Kurt Moll, as Gurnemanz; and a fabulous Waltraud Meier as Kundry.
7.  A Guide to Parsifal by Richard Aldrich (1904). Published one year after the Metropolitan Opera premiered the opera in New York, the first performance of Parsifal outside of Bayreuth. A wonderful 73-page guide on the origins of Parsifal, the story of Wagner’s Parsifal, with an index of 33 musical motives. It remains in print, in paperback.
8.  The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout (2005). A fine work on the conscienceless 2% of the population given to actions steered by the motive of malice.
9.  “The Philosophical Basis of the Conflict Between Liberty and Statism” (2003). This is another article I wrote for on Schopenhauer, explaining his defense of liberty and freedom and shows how his nemesis Hegel and his Marxist offspring got it all wrong.
10. This essay comes from Chapter 3 in my book Heart in Hand (1999), “The Philosophical, Moral, and Medical Importance of Compassion,” (available here). It is a somewhat altered and shortened version of that chapter. (The entire book is downloadable on my website.) 

2.  Anatomy of NeoConservatism, David Gordon.
3.  NeoCon's legacy, Lew Rockwell.
Gary North points out that "Conservatives were determined to spread American democracy to China, 1946 to 1990. See the history of the so-called "Committee of One Million," which had a few thousand supporters. The Korean War Vietnam War was based on this ideology. So was the Vietnam War. Anti-Communism was a serious deal.

Social issues were always muted prior to ROE V. WADE. It was all about taxes, politics, and anti-Communism.

The biggest social issue was the Civil Rights movement, 1955-70. Conservatives were opposed to it. But, outside the South, it was not a major issue."

and further . . . ,
" There is a difference between society and state. Conservatism recognizes this. So does libertarianism. Liberalism no longer does.

Barton's work emphasizes the Christian society, but he fails to provide anything like conclusive evidence that the nation was Christian politically after 1788. The evidence is strongly to the contrary.

Compare Mussolini's statement, "Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state . . . ."




2.  Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth About the President, Watergate, and the Pardon, Roger Stone.  The following is a terrific interview and preview of the illuminating details of the book and Nixon's presidency.

1.  Jack Kerwick, "Interracial Attacks That the Anti-racist Media Ignored" at 

1.  Harry Elmer Barnes.  Rothbard on Barnes' role in revisionist history, he says "He was the father and the catalyst for all of World War II revisionism, as well as personally writing numerous articles, editing and writing for the revisionist symposium Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, and launching the whole struggle immediately after the war with the first of numerous editions of his hard-hitting, privately printed brochure, Struggle Against the Historical Blackout.  Fortunately, Harry lived long enough to see the tied begin inexorably to turn among the historical profession, to see a New Left emerge that is beginning to call into question not only America's current imperial wars but also World War II itself: especially in the work of William Appleman Williams and his students in modern American history.  To his friends and colleagues the fact that Harry lived to see the emergence of his own vindication after so many years is the only slight consolation for suffering his loss."  
2.  William Appleman Williams.

1.  How I Raised Myself Up From Failure by Frank Bettger.
4.  The Secret of Selling Anything, Harry Browne.

2.   Arrest-Proof Yourself, Dale Carson.


3.  The Income Tax: The Root of All Evil, Frank Chodorov.
4.  "Taxation Is Robbery," Frank Chodorov.
6.  "The Nature of the State," Chapter 22 from The Ethics of Liberty, Murray Rothbard.  
7.  "Ten Great Economic Myths," Chapter 2 from Making Economic Sense, Murray Rothbard.
8.  "Binary Intervention: Taxation," from Chapter 4 in Power and Market, Murray Rothbard.
9.  The American Revolution Was a Mistake, Gary North.  Taxation in Colonial America.
10.  Taxation is Slavery, Charles Burris.
11.  The International Man, Doug Casey and others. 
12.  Peter Schiff's



1.  Compelling veteran stories.

2.  The Wall Street Gang, Richard Ney.
3.  The Wall Street Jungle, Richard Ney.


Eric Margolis explains, "The problem is that too many cooks in Washington are spoiling its Mideast soup. In his magnificent new book, The Sleepwalkers, Prof. Christopher Clark of Cambridge describes how World War I was in part ignited by small numbers of anti-German officials in France, Russia, Serbia and Britain who often undermined their own government’s moderate policies."
Here is an interesting review of the Huns, a.k.a. Germans, of WWI.  
2.  America Goes to War, Charles Callan Tansill.

4.  Great Mistakes of the War, Hanson W. Baldwin.  Baldwin was the principal writer for The New York Times, who covered World War II and he wrote this important book immediately after the war.  Dulles recalled that on July 20, 1945, under instructions from Washington, that he went to the Potsdam Conference and reported there to Secretary [of War] Stimson on what he had learned from Tokyo--that they desired to surrender if they could retain the Emperor and their constitution as a basis for maintaining discipline and order in Japan after the devastating news of surrender became known to the Japanese people.  It is documented by Alperovitz that Stimson reported this directly to Truman.  Alperovitz further points out in detail the documentary proof that every top presidential civilian and military adviser, with the exception of James Byrnes, along with Prime Minister Churchill and his top British military leadership, urged Truman to revise the unconditional surrender policy so as to allow the Japanese to surrender and keep their Emperor.  All this advice was given to Truman prior to the Potsdam Proclamation which occurred on July 26, 1945.  This proclamation made a final demand upon Japan to surrender unconditionally or suffer drastic consequences.  [from John Denson's "The Hiroshima Lie."]
8.  The New Dealers' War: FDR and the War Within World War II, Thomas Fleming, 2002.
9.  The Origins of the Second World War, A. J. P. Taylor, 1996.  
10.  My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich, Dietrich von Hildebrand and John Henry Crosby, 2014.  Here is a review of the book and author.
11. Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, Harry Elmer Barnes, 1953.  This is a review of one of the chapters.