Suggested Reading List

Our Reading List


Here is a suggested reading list for Freedom and Heritage Society of Australia friends and supporters.  It is by no means exhaustive!

On Culture War

The World Turned upside Down – Melanie Phillips

After America – Mark Steyn  [Regnery]

The Conspiracies of Multiculturalism:  the betrayal that divided Australia –  Greg Clancy [Sunda Publications]

Man’s search for meaning – Viktor Frankl   [good antidote to nihilism]

Intellectuals and Society – Thomas Sowell

The Merits of Western Civilization – an introduction – Wolfgang Kasper  [IPA brochure]

Stolen Generations: the Pocket Windschuttle – Tony Thomas   [demolishes the myth of the “stolen generation”]

The Closing of the American Mind – Alan Bloom

Civilization: the West and the Rest – Niall Ferguson

Life at the Bottom : the worldview that makes the underclass – Theodore Dalrymple

Without Roots – Relativism, Europe, Christianity and Islam – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger & Senator Marcelo Pera

What’s Left – how Liberals lost their way – Nick Cohen

The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited  – John Carroll

The Retreat of Reason: Political Correctness and the Corruption of Public Debate in Modern Britain – Anthony Browne

Culturism: a word, a value, our future – John Kenneth Press

Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – Saul Alinsky  [primer of Cultural Marxism]

Liberal Fascism :  the secret history of the Left from Mussolini to the politics of meaning – Jonah Goldberg

The National Curriculum: A Critique – Institute of Public Affairs, ed. Chris Berg

Postmodernism – Kevin O’Donnell  [Lion Access Guides 2003]

The Death of Western Christianity:  drinking from the wells of the cultural revolution – Patrick Sookhdeo

The New Civic Religion : a Christian study guide to humanism – Patrick Sookhdeo

The Devil’s Pleasure Palace : the cult of Critical Theory and the subversion of the West – Michael Walsh

The Fiery Angel: Art, culture, sex, politics, and the struggle for the soul of the West – Michael Walsh

The Death of the Grown-Up : How America’s arrested development is brining down Western civilization – Diana West

United in Hate : the Left’s romance with tyranny and terror – Jamie Glazov

12 Rules for Life : an antidote to chaos – Jordan B. Peterson

On Freedom and Unfreedom

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

Darkness At Noon – Arthur Koestler

Anthem – Ayn Rand

We, the Living – Ayn Rand

Animal Farm – George Orwell

The Road to Serfdom – Friedrich Hayek

The Constitution of Liberty –Friedrich Hayek

In Defence of Freedom of Speech – Chris Berg [IPA]

The Free Man’s Library – Henry Hazlitt (1956)

The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith

Complete Works – Edmund Burke

Economic Sophisms – Frederic Bastiat

The Law – Frederic Bastiat

Democracy in America – Alexis De Tocqueville

On Liberty – John Stuart Mill

On Islam – secular

The Middle East: 2000 years of history from the rise of Christianity to the present day – Bernard Lewis

They must be stopped – Brigitte Gabriel

Marked for Death – Geert Wilders

The Third Choice – Mark Durie

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam – Robert Spencer

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran – Robert Spencer

The Closing of the Muslim Mind – Robert Reilly

Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism, and Slavery MA Khan

Witness Statement of Mark John Durie, 3 October 2003, to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in the Anti-Discrimination case brought by the Islamic Council of Victoria against Daniel Nalliah and Daniel Scot of the Catch the Fire Ministries.  Download from

Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Nomad – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Trouble with Islam: a Muslim’s call for reform in her faith Irshad Manji

The Islamist – Ed Husain

Islam and Western Democracies – Cardinal George Pell [Feb 2006 and in Quadrant, May 2006].   At

The Clash of Civilizations and the remaking of world order – Samuel Huntington

The Crisis of Islam – Bernard Lewis

Mohammed & Charlemagne Revisited – Emmet Scott

The Truth about Mohammed – Robert Spencer

The Sons of Pigs and Apes:  Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence – Neil J. Kressel

Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism –  Andrew Bostom

Cruel and Usual Punishment : the terrifying global implications of Islamic law – Nonie Darwish

Heaven on Earth:  a Journey through Sharia law – Sadakat Kadri

On Islam – for Christians

The Challenge of Islam to Christians – David Pawson 2003

The Islamic Antichrist – Joel Richardson

Ideological Jihad – Vickie Janson

Jesus and Muhammad : profound differences and surprising similarities – Mark Gabriel

Islam – a challenge to the churches – Patrick Sookhdeo [founder of the Barnabas Fund]

Islam – a Christian perspective  – Michael Nasir Ali (Bishop of Rochester)

Revelation?  Do We Worship the Same God? – Mark Durie

A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Islam – Patrick Sookhdeo

On Islamic subversion of Western countries

While Europe slept : How radical Islam is destroying the West from within –  Bruce Bawer

Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West  – Christopher Caldwell

The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European intellectuals surrender to barbarism – Theodore Dalrymple

Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America Without Guns or Bombs – Robert Spencer

The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America-  Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer

But the Greatest of These Is Freedom: The Consequences of Immigration in Europe – Hege Storhaug

High Noon for America: The Coming Showdown – Jamie Glazov

Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America Brigitte Gabriel

Culture Clash: Islam’s War on the West Mark Gabriel

On the Middle East – Israel vs Palestine issue

The closed circle: an interpretation of the Arabs – David Pryce-Jones

Exodus – Leon Uris

The Haj – Leon Uris

A view from the eye of the storm:  Terror and reason in the Middle East – Haim Harari

What went wrong?  The clash between Islam and modernity in the Middle EastBernard Lewis