Generation Joshua Recommended Reading List

Thomas Jefferson once wrote "I cannot live without books." But what books ought the educated member of a free society read?

Here at Generation Joshua, we've taken time working through some of the greatest classics of Western civilization to compile a list of books that we would recommend to any conservative American should read.

The list ranges from classic texts which built Western philosophy, such as Plato's Republic or Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, to iconic works of Western literature, such as Dante'sThe Divine Comedy or Shakespeare's Henry V, to modern classics of conservative political theory, such as Russell Kirk's The Roots of American Order or Richard Weaver's Ideas Have Consequences. In addition, we've included a number of supplemental resources to aid in understanding the big picture of Western civilization.

Wondering where to begin? Try The Roots of American Order, or email us at