Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Question of the Day

If you could recommend one book for President Obama to read, which would it be, and why?

6 comments:

Tom Jackson said...

"Economics in One Lesson", by Henry Hazlitt.

http://www.amazon.com/Economics-One-Lesson-Shortest-Understand/dp/0517548232

ironic catholic said...

The Gospel of Life, John Paul II

bob said...

Starship troopers by Heinlein
A tale of citizenship and personal responsibility

truevyne said...

Such a great question. I'd pick
_The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy_ by Wilcock. Best book on leadership ever even though it's fiction.

willdeuel said...

Summoned to Lead by Len Sweet

Daniel McLain Hixon said...

Either "The Decline of the Secular University" by C. John Sommerville, which exlpains why secular philosophies as are orthodoxy in contemporary academia are not particularly relevant to the actual political issues of the day (bio-ethics, global jihad, sexual ethics, etc.).

OR
"Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures" by Pope Benedict XVI - which examines some of the fundamental ideas that undergird our democracy and Western Civilization generally, and shows how these ideas are based upon and rationally inseperable from Theistic belief (of some kind, of course, the Pope suggests Christianity in particular for obvious historical reasons).