Tea Partiers Share Potential Book Topics

By: April 11, 2011

As Mike Leahy described, we asked tea party activists around the country what topics they would like to see addressed in the books we publish, and what classic texts they think should be more widely read among tea party leaders and activists. We’d like to share some responses with you. If you have ideas, comments, or suggestions you’d like to share, please email us at broadsidesubmissions@harpercollins.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Gregory P. Cole, B.S., D.D.S. (@flap)

Thank you for allowing me to participate in your exciting new enterprise.

Topics I would like to see addressed in the books, ebooks and essays that you publish include the history of the conservative/libertarian movement, the economic basis of the Tea Party, and how to organize the Tea Party to be a political influence in local and state politics.

Classic texts that I believe should be more widely read among tea party leaders and activists include The Rise of the Right by William Rusher, Human Action by Ludwig Von Mises, The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk, and Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One by Thomas Sowell.

Tim Peck (Asheville, NC)

I think it essential for tea party members to familiarize themselves with reading material on free market economics and liberal political philosophy. I recommend Human Action and Liberalism by Ludwig von Mises, Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism by Ayn Rand and The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson by Garrett Ward Sheldon, The Law by Bastiat, The Capitalist Manifesto by Andrew Bernstein and Rational Individualism by Mike Beitler.

There is also an online training course starting up soon by the Mises Academy on Austrian economics which would be quite valuable for tea partiers. http://academy.mises.org/courses/ae1/

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