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21 Conservative Writers To
Read At The Beach

BuzzFeed, by Adam Bellow

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Posted By:Drive, 7/8/2014 2:54:40 PM

Conservatives have for a generation spent too much time complaining about the liberal dominance of popular culture, and too little making their own. But — as I argue in National Review this month — there is a growing countercultural revolt against the ingrained (and often unconscious) liberalism of mainstream popular culture, a revolt that has so far escaped widespread notice, though you can find some of it on Liberty Island, a website I founded that is devoted to the best in conservative fiction. After reading my introduction to this literary revolt, the editors of BuzzFeed asked me to suggest a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/8/2014 3:36:06 PM     (No. 9915555)

It´s a small step, but a good one. Conservatives need to have a strong voice in popular and high culture: publishing, arts, entertainment, and the press.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steph_gray, 7/8/2014 3:58:51 PM     (No. 9915595)

Thank you thank you OP! At last I can rest my dog-eared Heinleins and read some new things. ;-) This list will circulate to all my right wing conspiracy friends, practically all of whom are s-f fans as well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/8/2014 10:35:17 PM     (No. 9916046)

I don´t know that Frederick Forsyth´s first novel, The Day of the Jackal (1971), would be considered conservative--although it involved the attempted assassination of French President Charles de Gaulle. But as a page turning thriller it cannot be topped. If you haven´t read it, you´ve got several hours of entertainment ahead.

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