GILBAR'S GOOD BOOKS 
IN 
POLITICS 

In his Good Books: A Book Lover's Companion (1982) Steven Gilbar asks "What do I mean by good? Not morally good, and not academically good, and not simply popular, although the book I recommend may have one or all of those qualities. 'Rewarding and pleasurable' - those terms I think characterize the books I am recommending." The titles he lists under Politics are grouped in sub-categories and are then ordered alphabetically by the author's last name. His book contains a brief description of each title.

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        POLITICAL THEORY
                Aristotle                              Nicomachean Ethics. (4th century B.C.)
                Machiavelli, Niccolo            The Prince. (1517)
                Marx, Karl                          The Communist Manifesto. (1848)
                Plato                                    The Republic. (4th century B. C.)

        DEMOCRACY
                Dewey, John                        Freedom and Culture. (1939)
                Lippmann, Walter                The Essential Lippmann: A political Philosopher for
                                                                  Liberal Democracy. (1963)
                Niebuhr, Reinhold,              The Democratic Experience: Past and Present. (1969)
                     Paul E. Sigmund
                Tocqueville, Alexis de         Democracy in America. (1838)
                Wills, Gary                          Confessions of a Conservative. (1979)

        TOTALITARIANISM AND COMMUNISM
                Arendt, Hannah                    The Origins of Totalitarianism. (rev. 1966)
                Crossman, Richard (ed.)      The God That Failed. (1950)
                Djilas, Milovan                    The New Class: An Analysis of the Communist System.
                                                                   (1957)
                Koestler, Arthur                   Darkness at Noon. 1941
                Kopelov, Lev                       To Be Preserved From. 1977
                Mandelstam, Nadezhda        Hope against Hope. (1970)
                Nabokov, Vladimir               The Gift. (1937)
                Orwell, George                     Animal Farm. (1945)
                Wilson, Edmund                   To the Finland Station. 1940
                Zinoviev, Alexander              The Yawning Heights. (1979)

        FASCISM
                Bassani, Giorgio                  The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles
                Fallaci, Oriana                     A Man. 1980
                Nolte, Ernst                          Three Faces of Fascism: Action Francaise, Italian
                                                                   Fascism, National Socialism. 1965
                Silone, Ignazio                     Bread and Wine. Rev. 1962
                Timerman, Jacobo                Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number.
                                                                  1981

        AMERICAN RADICALISM
                Aaron, David                       Writers on the Left: Episodes in American Literary
                                                                  Communism. 1961
                Doctorow, E. L.                   The Book of Daniel. 1971
                Chambers, Whittaker            Witness. 1952
                Gornick, Vivian                    The Romance of American Communism. 1978
                Kempton, Murray                  Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the
                                                                   Thirties. 1955
                Mitford, Jessica                    A fine Old Conflict. 1977
                Richmond, Al                       A Long View from the Left. 1973
                Sigal, Clancy                        Going Away. (1962)
                Swados, Harvey                   Standing Fast. (1970)
                Trilling, Lionel                     The Middle of the Journey. (1947)

        AMERICAN CONSERVATISM
                Buckley, William F.,            Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?: American
                     Jr., ed.                                   Conservative Thought in the Twentieth Century
                                                                   (1970)
                Burnham, James                   Suicide of the West. (1964)
                Hayek, Friedrich                  The Road to Serfdom. (1944)
                Kendall, Willmore,              The Basic Symbols of the American Political
                     George W. Carey                  Tradition. (1970)
                Kirk, Russell                        The Conservative Mind. (1953)

        ANARCHISM
                Berkman, Alexander             Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist. (1912)
                Carr, E. H.                            Michael Bakunin. (1937)
                Drinnon, Richard                  Rebel in Paradise. (1961)
                Kropotkin, Peter                   Memoirs of a Revolutionist. (1899)
                Woodcock, George                Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and
                                                                    Movements. (1962)

        PRACTICAL POLITICS
                Brammer, Billy Lee               The Gay Place. (1961)
                Conrad, Joseph                     Nostromo. (1904)
                Disraeli, Benjamin                Conigsby. (1844)
                Dominic, R. B.                     The Attending Physician. (1980)
                Flynn, Edward Joseph          You're the Boss. (1947)
                Sheed, Wilfrid                      People Will Always Be Kind. (1973)
                Stendahl                                The Charterhouse of Parma. (1839)
                Trollope, Anthony                 Phineas Finn. (1869)
                Voegelen, Eric                      The New Science of Politics: An Introduction.
                                                                   (1952)
                Wicker, Tom                         Facing the Lions. (1973)
 
 

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