Which books have framed your political views?

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The Financier
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Are there any books in particular that you'd attribute to affecting or changing your views and philosophies in politics?

In my case, it's inevitably Machiavelli's 'The Prince'. Pretty much what shifted me from my original idealistic principles in politics to realism and a more 'morally flexible' framework. If nothing else, it's at times a neat and readable guide to how power works in modern Western politics.
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ha i really do like Machiavelli too. i'm pretty cynical though; not an idealist at all.

i started Rousseau's The Social Contract which i love and will be using in part for my dissertation next year. exams have taken over my life though right now.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

It a morality tale about the gluttony that is inherent to modern consumer capitalism and offers insight into the current obesity epidemic.
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Old writers I like: Plato, Augustine, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Carl Schmitt,

New Stuff

Douglas Murray’s - Strange Death of Europe
And on the other side
Owen Jones - The Establishment

Fiction-
Mere Christianity
Look who’s back
1984

Journalism- Rod Liddle
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1984
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12 rules for life by jordan peterson and carl jung books
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I'm very dyslexic
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I don’t read much political stuff, but Ursula Le Guin’s books are surprisingly good on that front for sci-fi. The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness are exceptional works.
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Mein Kampf
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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Mein Kampf
Bruh.
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It is admittedly the Harry Potter of political/ dystopian fiction but It’s one of the few books I’ve read in a single setting, and I did really enjoy it.

It also terrifying that people are out there who think that objective reality is a social construct (2+2 =5)
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All the Game of Thrones books. Seriously, everyone is a self serving snake
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Also, whilst a fan of his book I obviously don’t care about his philosophy and would have supported the Franco ists
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An Inspector Calls, and How To Kill A Mockingbird.
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Mein Kampf
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War and Peace
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