Talk:Essay:Greatest Conservative Non-fiction Books

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I was thrown off by the fact that someone created the article under my feet. I was further thrown off by the fact that the first two books on the list were the first two books on my version of the list, though I simply listed the bible and gave the full title of the wealth of nations. --DrDean 00:37, 22 September 2011 (EDT)

That's OK; I was just having a dig at you for adding two books by Phyllis Schlafly. I bet you always brought your teacher an apple :-D --SamCoulter 00:38, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
One of the staffers at the Eagle forum pointed me here, so me being here is me sucking up to Mrs. Schlafly if anything. :D --DrDean 00:41, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
Ha ha, you're getting two for the price of one then :-) --SamCoulter 00:42, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
If it's not complementary about Sweden's system, why did you write their system as "good socialism"? No matter what country's using it, socialism is not a good thing. RSnelik 00:45, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
Not knowing how the book reads, I figured it meant "Oppressive dictatorship socialism" and not "oppressive dictatorship socialism".--SeanS 00:47, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
I'm not sure I follow you. RSnelik 00:49, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
Read the book, I have every confidence in PJ to accurately represent the situations.--DrDean 00:51, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
The "Good socialism" etc designations are section titles in the book. O'Rourke visited and examined four countries - two capitalist, two socialist. He basically ranked them as: USA, Sweden, Cuba, Albania and came to the conclusion that capitalism is the superior system. He was HL Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute, he's a registered Republican and NRA member and he's definitely conservative. Please let's not start judging books we haven't read, eh? --SamCoulter 00:51, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
Thanks DrDean. I'd get quite annoyed if anyone started calling PJ a liberal (although in Europe that's exactly what he'd be, ironically enough.) --SamCoulter 00:53, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
He is a "liberal" in the sense that he likes liberty, which is very different from the conservative/liberal dichotomy of today. I had actually included Parliament of W----'s to the list, but I'm not sure if that kind of language is appropriate for this community. --DrDean 01:21, 22 September 2011 (EDT)
So we better not talk about the chapter headings in Republican Party Reptile either? :-) Actually the word "whore" is in the bible, so I would say it's probably acceptable. --SamCoulter 01:23, 22 September 2011 (EDT)