I thereafter joined The Conservative Bookclub and read a variety of conservative authors. Among those I can remember are the following:
- The Vision of the Annointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy by Thomas Sowell.
- Renewing American Compassion by Marvin Olasky
- Whirled Views: Tracking Today’s Culture Storms, by Marvin Olasky
- Fighting for Liberty and Virture: Political and Cultural Wars in Eighteenth-Century America by Marvin Olasky.
- Inventing the AIDS Virus by Peter H. Duesberg.
- The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign AID and International Charity by Michael Marin.
- The End of Racism by Dinesh D’Souza (I think I read this—would have to look at the book to be sure.)
- A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law by Justice Antonin Scalia.
No doubt, I was a serious kid. I took politics to heart and cried for a long time when Bill Clinton was reelected. I kept following American politics closely until 1997. That year, I had somewhat of an intellectual and emotional crisis. I quit following politics, quit reading conservative books, and began questioning much of what I had believed. In fact, I’ll still questioning and thinking a lot. I hope to be able to explore some of these issues in further posts.