Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
When Chilton Williamson Jr. was asked to compile a book about the 50 greatest conservative books of all time, he began with the Bible and ended with Ann Coulter.
"The Conservative Bookshelf: Essential Works That Impact Today's Conservative Thinkers" is a series of essays about books, including many titles familiar to right-leaning readers: Edmund Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France," Richard Weaver's "Ideas Have Consequences," Friedrich Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" and William F. Buckley Jr.'s "God and Man at Yale."
But "The Conservative Bookshelf" also features a section on literature that includes Ernest Hemingway and French novelist Jean Raspail, as well as a section on contemporary conservatism that overlooks some famous names in favor of such thinkers as South Carolina history professor Clyde Wilson and journalist Joseph Scotchie.
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