Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select The Books That Have Had The Biggest Impact On Their Thinking
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Right Wing News emailed more than 150 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to send us a list of the books they considered to have had "The Biggest Impact On Their Thinking". Representatives from the following 53 blogs responded...

Abode Of Amritas, Amish Tech Support, Annika's Journal And Poetry, Blackfive - The Paratrooper of Love, Capitol Hillblogger, Capitalist Lion, Calvalier's Guardian Watchblog, Cobb, Commiewatch, Conservative Commentary, Cornfield Commentary, Da Goddess, DANEgerus Weblog, Dean's World, The Delta Star, Dissecting Leftism, Ed Driscoll, Drumwaster's Rants, Kim Du Toit, Evil Pundit Of Doom!,For The Sake Of Argument, Gocinatlanta, Gut Rumbles, IMAO, Ipse Dixit, Jay Solo's Verbosity , Joyful Christian, Lead And Gold, Lex Libertas, Musings, A Nickel's Worth Of Free Advice, Occam's Toothbrush, Damian Penny, Powerline, Res Ipsa Loquitur, QandO, Scrappleface, Sgt. Stryker's Daily Briefing, Silent Running, Sine Qua Non, The SmarterCop, Solomonia, The Southfarthing Soapbox, Tom Conservative Vs. Amy The Ultra-Liberal Kitty Cat, & The World Wide Rant.

All bloggers were allowed to make anywhere from 1-20 selections. Rank was determined simply by the number of votes received. I think you'll find that more than a few surprises made this incredibly diffuse list.

16) Robert Ringer: Winning Through Intimidation (3)
16) Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations (3)
16) Ann Coulter: Treason (3)
16) William Shirer: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (3)
16) Dale Carnegie: How To Win Friends & Influence People (3)
16) Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (3) (***Two Votes For The Book & One Vote For The Trilogy Added Together***)
16) Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian Wars (3)
16) Russell Kirk: The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot (3)
16) C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia (3)
16) Victor Davis Hanson: Carnage and Culture (3)
16) C.S. Lewis: The Abolition of Man (3)
13) Rush Limbaugh: The Way Things Ought to Be (4)
13) Milton Friedman, Rose Friedman: Free to Choose (4)
13) George Orwell: Animal Farm (4)
7) David Horowitz: Radical Son (5)
7) Robert Heinlein: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (5)
7) C. S. Lewis: Mere Christianity (5)
7) J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (5)
7) Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay: The Federalist Papers (5)
7) Milton Friedman: Capitalism and Freedom (5)
6) Sun Tzu: The Art of War (6)
3) F.A. Hayek: The Road to Serfdom (8)
3) Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead (8)
3) George Orwell: 1984 (8)
2) Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged (10)
1) Holy Bible (18) (***All Versions Added Together***)

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