As everything comes unraveled more rapidly than you thought it could, perhaps your thoughts have turned to the prospect of coming to a greater understanding of stuff. The airplane is nose down ten thousand feet above the ocean, and you have now begun to reflect on where, exactly, the flight attendant said the life preservers were supposed to have been stowed.
Toward that end, I would like to recommend the following ten titles that I believe might help you make sense of all the senseless. Of course, recommending these does not entail recommending every jot and tittle in them, but it does mean that I believe that these books will certainly help to inform and equip. Apologies for including one of my own, but I needed a title to cover that territory.
1. Idols for Destruction (Herbert Schlossberg)
2. The Politics of Guilt and Pity (Rousas Rushdoony)
3. The Abolition of Man (C.S. Lewis)
4. Excused Absence (Douglas Wilson)
5. The Vision of the Anointed (Thomas Sowell)
6. Our Culture, What’s Left of It (Theodore Dalrymple)
7. Above All Earthly Pow’rs (David Wells)
8. The God of Sex (Peter Jones)
9. Liberal Fascism (Jonah Goldberg)
10. Economics in One Lesson (Henry Hazlitt)