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The True Patriot’s Reading List: 5 Books Every Republican Should Read

For those on the Republican side of the aisle, these 5 books will teach you everything you need to know about right-wing thinking.
by Daniel Thomas | Sep 21 2022
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Whether you want to better understand American values, tap into the knowledge of key right-wing thinkers, or learn about the GOP leaders themselves, the best way to do it is by reading leading books on the topics from bestselling right-wing authors.

To get you started, we’ve rounded up the five books every patriot should read. They’ll help you better understand how traditional American values can heal the country and what exactly is standing in the way of America being the most powerful country in the world.

Sounds like a reading list for you, but you just don’t have the time to sit down and read them all? That’s where the Blinkist app can help.

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You’ll get powerful insights from right-wing authors explained in a fraction of the time it takes to read a book in full.

The True Patriot’s Top 5 Books

1. How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps by Ben Shapiro

How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps is about what fundamentally unites Americans, and the political force that is tearing it in two.

Author Ben Shapiro highlights critical parts of American history, philosophy, and culture to show where the two groups differ, and argues that we should all embrace traditional American values to come together and heal the country. He insists that Americans need to remember how it was founded, what makes it great, and how it can become great again.

“Increasingly, Americans don’t know history at all. And why should they? To understand America’s history probably would be to learn about the past and learning about that past does not achieve the purposes of the disintegrationists.”
–Ben Shapiro

2. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson

Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. In his bestselling book, 12 Rules for Life, he draws on tales from philosophy, religion, and mythology to highlight 12 rules people should follow to have a meaningful life.

Actionable advice in the book includes how improving your posture can give you a competitive advantage, how surrounding yourself with positive friends is the key to positive change, and why you should compare yourself to your past self, and not to others.

“Rule 4: Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”
–Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

3. Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson

Beyond Order is Jordan B. Peterson’s follow-up book to 12 Rules for Life. In it, he outlines 12 more rules for life, focusing on how you can find the balance between chaos and order.

Peterson argues that too much chaos leads to uncertainty and anxiety, while too much order cramps creativity and curiosity. The rules are drawn from everything from the story of Peter Pan to Shakespeare’s Hamlet offering an antidote to chaos in our daily lives.

4. Triggered by Donald Trump Jr.

Who better to comment on Republicans than the son of the last Republican president, Donald Trump Jr.?

In his book, Triggered, Trump Jr. explains the tactics the left use to attack conservatives and advance their own agenda. These strategies include excessive political correctness, and weaponizing social media through shadow banning and doxing.

Beyond this, the book covers how the greatest threat to free speech in America comes from the left.

5. One Nation by Ben Carson

Neurosurgeon and bestselling author Ben Carson was a conservative presidential candidate in 2016.

In his book, One Nation, Carson explains how exactly America can stop tearing itself apart, and instead, work towards becoming the most powerful and prosperous country in the world.

Carson says a key way to do this is by returning to the faith and values America was built on. He argues that things like liberal media, political correctness, and excessive government spending are stopping America from reaching its potential.

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A Book Explained in 15 Minutes

There’s so much knowledge in nonfiction books, but only so much time to read them. The Blinkist team solves that problem by pulling together the key insights of a book and sharing them in a 15-minute explainer you can read or listen to.

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–TechCrunch

You’ll get powerful ideas, actionable advice, and real-life case studies from a book, all in a fraction of the time it takes to read it in full.

Millions are Learning by Listening

You don’t need to find time to sit down and read to discover what top nonfiction books have to say. Blinkist’s explainers are available in audio form, so you can listen to them while commuting, working out, or walking the dog.

Plus, if you like what you’re listening to, you can download the full audiobook of many titles right on the Blinkist app.

Understand the World’s Most Important Books

With Blinkist, you can discover powerful ideas from right-wing thought leaders or learn about the lives of Republican presidents, all from trending titles and 2022 bestsellers.

The app has 5,500 books, spanning everything from politics to history, psychology to leadership. Plus, it’s always growing — 70 new books are added every month.

“There’s so much information in the world today, and it seems as if there is less time than ever before. Blinkist’s team of experts sifts through books for me to find the signal and avoid the noise.”
–Aidan McCullen, Athlete & Media Personality

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