"Restoring the American Dream"
is the book
I wish every American could read at least once!
See my Letter #46 More Libertarians Than Many Realize for my mention of Robert J. Ringer.
order Robert Ringer's rewritten and retitled book
"To Be or Not To Be Intimidated? That Is the Question."
"Learning how to defend yourself against
the intimidating tactics of others . . ."
Go to www.robertringer.com
to learn more about his thoughts & views.
Mr. Ringer is presently presenting a Liberty Education Interview series where he interviews many of the nation's leading conservatives and libertarians.
Robert J. Ringer was to Libertarians in the late 70's
what Rush H. Limbaugh, III was to Conservatives in the 90's
--the popular voice of their philosophy!
Ringer used books, while Limbaugh uses books, newsletters and radio.
Rush H. Limbaugh, III
Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host & Author
Top Selling Books: "The Way Things Ought To Be" & "See, I Told You So"
"The most dangerous man in America"
"Documented to be almost right; 97.9 percent of the time"
"Demonstrating absurdity by being absurd"
"The Epitome of Morality and Virtue"
"On the cutting edge of Societal Evolution"
"Behind the golden EIB microphone with talent on loan from God
and with half his brain tied behind his back--just to make it fair"
"Saying more in five seconds than most talk show hosts say in a whole show"
"Serving humanity as America's truth detector and teaching young skulls full of mush"
"Claiming that his show is the only healthful addiction in America"
"Enemy of Environmentalist Wackos, Feminists, Multiculturalists & liberals,
while calling himself 'just a harmless little fuzzball'"
Rush says, "Many feel that I need to be balanced with equal time. Wrong.
I am equal time."
See my Letter #32 Talk Radio Has Its Place
Rush Limbaugh is also mentioned in Letter #27 Bill Clinton is My Dad,
Letter #39 Many Americans Identify Themselves as Populists,
and Letter #52 Parties Really Not Much Different.
Ayn Rand (1905-1982)
Philosopher, author, and avowed atheist
Defender of Capitalism and founder of philosophy of Objectivism.
Ayn Rand was one of the influences on the philosophy of my mentor, Robert J. Ringer.
Rand rejected the political doctrines of conservatism and libertarianism. Her works
are studied more by libertarians than by conservatives, because of her blunt atheism.
Although she declared herself a capitalist, an individualist and an Objectivist,
Libertarians claim her as one of their own.
"Who is John Galt?
One has to read and absorb "Atlas Shrugged"
to find the answer to that question.
Top Selling Fictional Books -- "The Fountainhead" &
"Atlas Shrugged" (1957 #10 Bestselling fiction),
"Anthem", "We the Living", "Night of January 16th".
Non-Fiction: "Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal",
"The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution",
"The Romantic Manifesto", "The Virture of Selfishness"
Books available from Laissez Faire Books
Their Internet Website is at www.laissezfaire.org
See my Letter #17 Speak Out Before It's Too Late for reference to Ayn Rand and some quotes.
Economist and author
Thomas Sowell is a brilliant man, some would say bordering on genius. To read his writings, and especially
to hear him speak, is one of the most enlightening and refreshing experiences one can encounter in life.
(He understands reality as well as anyone I've ever learned from.) His hard work in his
chosen field of economics and the development of cultures in history is on the highest level of scholarship.
Following are a list of just some of his books (I believe he has written somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 books at this point in his life): "Knowledge & Decisions", "Inside American Education", "Is Reality Optional?" (collected essays), "Marxism", "The Vision of the Anointed", "The Economics and Politics of Race", "A Conflict of Visions", "Compassion vs. Guilt" (collected essays), "Ethnic America", and his cultural trilogy -- "Race and Culture", "Migrations & Cultures" and "Conquests and Cultures". More recently, "The Quest For Cosmic Justice", Barbarians Inside the Gates & Other Controversial Essays" & "Controversial Essays" (both collected essays), "A Personal Odyssey" (memoirs), & "Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy".
I can not say enough about my admiration for this great
See my Letter #42 Hearts Similar, Minds Differ for my comments on the
high regard I have for Thomas Sowell.
Economist at the Hoover Institution
Stanford University; Standford, California
Thomas Sowell's books are available from Laissez Faire Books.
Ludwig von Mises
(the "greatest economist who ever lived"--in my opinion)
Mises was an exponent of what is called the Austrian School of Economics,
founded by Carl Menger (1840-1921) and continued
by his student Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk (1851-1914).
On this site read Mises' review of Bohm-Bawerk's book "Capital and Interest"
Mises advanced and built on his mentors' work and has since been
a strong influence on several American and European economists
over the years. Murray N. Rothbard was probably considered the top student of mises.
See my Letter #46 More Libertarians Than Many Realize for my mention of Murray N. Rothbard.
"Human Action", "The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality", Bureaucracy",
"The Theory of Money and Credit", "Omnipotent Government", "Planned Chaos",
"Planning for Freedom", "Socialism", & "Theory and History"
Books available from Laissez Faire Books
Their Internet Website is at www.laissezfaire.org
Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)
French political economist and legislator
The Great 19th Century Economist: "The Law", "Economic Harmonies",
"Economic Sophisms", "Selected Essays on Political Economy".
Bastiat was one of the most gifted defenders of laissez-faire free trade in the 19th Century,
along with his British counterpart Richard Cobden.
Bastiat is probably best known
for his satirical 'Petition of the Candlemakers' (1845) in which the manufacturers of candles
plea for Parliament to pass a law forcing the shutting-up of all windows,
skylights, openings, holes, chinks, clefts and fissures through which the intolerable competition of the sun is bringing light inside houses free of charge, thus threatening to destroy a native industry affording employment directly and indirectly to thousands of people.
Bastiat used satire and irony
to expose the fallacies and sophistry of socialism and protectionism.
His booklet "The Law" is must reading for an introductory understanding of
political and economic freedom from the tyranny of socialism and socialists.
"The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it!
The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely
contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed!
Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!"
On this site read Bastiat's "Let Us Now Try Liberty"
On this site read Bastiat's various writings "On Liberty"
On this site read and print Bastiat quotes on business size cards
Books available from The Foundation for Economic Education
Their Internet Website is at www.fee.org
Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871-1952)
Theologian, Founder and First President of Dallas Theological Seminary
Professor of Systematic Theology since its beginning in 1924 until his death.
"He That is Spiritual", "Salvation", "Grace", "Satan", "True Evangelism",
"Major Bible Themes", & "Systematic Theology" (8 volume set).
Dr. Chafer is the man from whom I learned my theology.
(See bottom of my Theology Page for my comments
on Dr. Chafer and his influence in my life)
On this site read a poem by Lewis Sperry Chafer
Norman L. Geisler
Professor of Philosophy of Religion
One of the leading evangelical apologists of the 20th Century
Once taught Bible, Theology and Philosophy at Dallas Theological Seminary
"The Roots of Evil", "When Skeptics Ask", "When Critics Ask", "Christian
"Christian Ethics", "Introduction to Philosophy", "Philosophy of Religion",
"Apologetics in the New Age", "Worlds Apart", "The Battle for the Resurrection",
"Come, Let Us Reason Together", "Inerrancy", "Options in Contemporary Christian Ethics",
"Is Man the Measure", "The Creator in the Courtroom",
"Miracles and the Modern Mind", "Matters of Life and Death", "Gambling-A Bad Bet",
"The Reincarnation Sensation", "Popular Survey of the Old Testament",
& "A General Introduction to the Bible"
(A list of just some of the books of this prolific author--some written with a coauthor.)
Presently Dean & Professor of Theology
and Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary--www.ses.edu
B.A., Wheaton College; Th.B., William Tyndale College; M.A., Wheaton Graduate School;
Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago, IL
See my Letter #60 Why Does Evil Exist? and my comments about Dr. Geisler
C. S. Lewis
(Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis)
Christian Apologist, author; 1898-1963
"I believe in Christianity
as I believe that the sun has risen,
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else." - CS Lewis
See my Letter #60 Why Does Evil Exist?
for my mention of C. S. Lewis.
Also mentioned in Letter #13 Who Said What and When.
C. S. Lewis converted to Christianity during 1929-1931 period of his
Friend of contemporary writer J. R. R. Tolkien (author of "The Hobbit" & "Lord of the Rings")
Authored the children's fiction series "Chronicles of Narnia":
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950),
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (1951),
The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" (1952),
The Silver Chair (1953),
The Horse and His Boy (1954)
The Magician's Nephew (1955),
The Last Battle (1956).
Some of his Adult fiction works: The Great
Divorce: A Drama (1945),
Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943),
The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason and Romanticism (1933),
The Screwtape Letters (1942) [with Screwtape Proposes a Toast (1961)],
That Hideous Strength (1945).
Some of his nonfiction works: The Abolition
of Man (1943),
Miracles (1947), The Four Loves (1960),
Mere Christianity (1952), The Problem of Pain (1940).
Other Influential and
Writers in My Life
Larry Abraham Gary Allen William M Alnor John Ankerberg Oleg Atbashian Michelle Bachman Mike Bara Michael Barone Frederic Bastiat Gary Bates Robert Bauval Glenn Beck Michael J Behe Charles Berlitz James H Billington David Boaz Brent Bozell Andrew Breitbart Tal Brooke Tammy Bruce Nick Bryant Pat Buchanan Larry Burkett Alan Butler Herman Cain Ben Carson Lewis Sperry Chafer Stephen Chapman Mona Charen Linda Chavez J R Church Richard Cobden Angelo M Codevilla William Cooper Jerome R Corsi Phillip J Corso, Col Ann Coulter Monica Crowley Constance C Cumby John Nelson Darby John W DeCamp Ed Decker Scott D DeHart Michael Denton Mark Dice Brian Doherty Richard M Dolan Dinesh D'Souza Christopher Dunn Mark Eastman Frank Edwards Larry Elder Douglas A Elwell Erick Erickson Chris B Evans Joseph Farah Joseph P Farrell Charles L. Feinberg David Flynn Ted Flynn Steve Forbes Charles Fort Stanton T Friedman Arno C. Gaebelein Maggie Gallagher Robert Gange, Dr Norman L Geisler Newt Gingrich Jamie Glazov Jonah Goldberg Bernard Goldbert Nicholas Goodrick-Clark F. W. Grant Percy L. Greaves, Jr. Paul Greenberg Des Griffin Greg Gutfeld Graham Hancock Sean Hannity F. A. Harper Friedrich Hayek Henry Hazlitt Michael S Heiser Patrick Heron Richard C Hoagland Budd Hopkins Thomas Horn David Horowitz John Hospers Dave Hunt David Icke Philip J Imbrogno Laura Ingraham H. A. Ironside David M Jacobs, Ph D Jeff Jacoby Grant R Jeffrey Terence P Jeffrey Phillip E Johnson Alex Jones Joseph Jordan Len Kasten Leslie Kean John A Keel Alan Keyes Matt Kibbe Katie Kieffer Aaron Klein Christopher Knight John P Koster Charles Krauthammer Larry Kudlow David Kupelian Stanley Kurtz Donald Lambro Jamie Lance Rose Wilder Lane Bob Larson Peter Lavenda Mark R Levin Mark Levy C. S. Lewis David Allen Lewis David Limbaugh Rush Limbaugh Robert Lomas Rich Lowry Alva J. McClain J. Vernon McGee John E Mack, MD C. H. Mackintosh Henry Makow, MD Michelle Malkin Guy Malone Jim Marrs Texe Marrs Malachi Martin Walter R Martin Lynn A Marzulli Mychal Massie Jason Mattera Tom C McKenney Michael Medved Carl Menger Vincent P Miceli, Rev Aime Michel Chuck Missler Stanley Monteith, Dr Stephen Moore William L Moore Dick Morris Henry M Morris William Murchison Charles Murray Andrew Napolitano Ronald H Nash Chuck Norris Gary North Oliver North Marvin Olasky Sarah Palin Star Parker Isabel Paterson Ron Paul Katie Pavlich G H Pember J. Dwight Pentecost Frank Peretti George N. H. Peters Dennis Prager John Price Ayn Rand Jenny Randles Trevor Ravenscroft Michael Reagan Nick Redfern Leonard E. Read Robert J Ringer Lew Rockwell Wayne Allyn Root Lyle H Rossiter Murray N. Rothbard David Ruffino Paul Ryan Charles C. Ryrie Debra J Saunders Michael Savage Phyllis Schlafly C. I. Scofield Hans F. Sennholtz Ben Shapiro Jim Shaw Martin Short Renald E Showers Robert Shreckhise D Sklar W Cleon Skousen Thomas Sowell Mark Steyn William T Still E M Storms John Stossel Whitney Strieber Antony C Sutton Robert Temple Cal Thomas I D E Thomas Mac Tonnies Karla Turner, Ph D R Emmett Tyrrell, Jr Jacques Vallee J K Van Baalen Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk Hilmar Von Campe Ludwig von Mises John F. Walvoord Henry Grady Weaver Nesta H Webster Jay Weidner Robert Welch John Weldon Allen West William J Whalen George Will Armstrong Williams Walter E Williams Clifford Wilson, Dr Richard Wurmbrand
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