Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Political Philosophy. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The 48 Laws of Power

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy  New York Times  bestseller   is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that  People  magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.   Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package,  The 48 Laws of Power  is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

  • Author: Robert Greene
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0140280197
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches


2. End Times and 1000 Years of Peace

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

Have you ever wanted to understand the book of Revelation, but all the symbolism left you dazed and confused? And the movies and books on the subject make it even worse! Well, FINALLY the truth about End Times has been revealed! It might take reading this book a few times, to sort out all the confusion and misinformation we were told. But, this is the wonderful truth. Finally. And, best of all, after we get through these very strange "End Times," we truly will enter 1,000 years of peace on earth. Enjoy.

  • Author: Redpill The World
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • ISBN: 979-8599382461
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.54 x 9 inches


3. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

The #1 Sunday Times and International Bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' ( New York Times ) What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world. In this book, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Happiness is a pointless goal, he shows us. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence. Drawing on vivid examples from the author's clinical practice and personal life, cutting edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, 12 Rules for Life offers a deeply rewarding antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

  • Author: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Publisher: Penguin (May 2, 2019)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers
  • ISBN: 978-0141988511
  • Dimensions: 5.08 x 0.98 x 7.8 inches


4. The Communist Manifesto

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

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  • Author: Karl Marx
  • Publisher: International Publishers Co; New edition (February 7, 2014)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0717802418
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.25 x 7.75 inches


5. A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern. In this classic work, Thomas Sowell analyzes this pattern. He describes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power: the "constrained" vision, which sees human nature as unchanging and selfish, and the "unconstrained" vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. A Conflict of Visions offers a convincing case that ethical and policy disputes circle around the disparity between both outlooks.

  • Author: Thomas Sowell
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Revised edition (June 5, 2007)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0465002054
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8 inches


6. The Prince

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

A new, beautifully laid-out, easy-to-read pocket edition of Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince , based on Luigi Ricci 's highly-readable 1921 translation.   The Prince  is one of the most influential and important early works of modern philosophy and political theory, essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the politics of power, with applicable lessons and cautionary tales for life, government, business, international and foreign affairs, and management.   This  Pocket Edition is designed to be convenient to carry -- the size of a typical mass market paperback, that can fit in a pocket, purse, briefcase, or backpack  -- but with typeface large enough to be easily read and with margins wide enough to be marked-up by students of all ages.

  • Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Publisher: Independently published (September 14, 2020)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 979-8686003644
  • Dimensions: 4.12 x 0.24 x 6.75 inches


7. Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (Hackett Classics)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works . A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography.

  • Author: Plato
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; Second Edition,2 (October 1, 2002)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-0872206335
  • Dimensions: 5.75 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches


8. Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The audiobook analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework. Using examples from politics, films, fiction, work, and education, it argues that capitalist realism colours all areas of contemporary experience. But it will also shows that, because of a number of inconsistencies and glitches internal to the capitalist reality program capitalism in fact is anything but realistic.

  • Author: Mark Fisher
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Political Science, Philosophy


9. The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944—when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program— The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. First published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, The Road to Serfdom garnered immediate, widespread attention. The first printing of 2,000 copies was exhausted instantly, and within six months more than 30,000 books were sold. In April 1945, Reader’s Digest published a condensed version of the book, and soon thereafter the Book-of-the-Month Club distributed this edition to more than 600,000 readers. A perennial best seller, the book has sold 400,000 copies in the United States alone and has been translated into more than twenty languages, along the way becoming one of the most important and influential books of the century. With this new edition, The Road to Serfdom takes its place in the series The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek.   The volume includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought.  Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes.  Supplemented with an appendix of related materials ranging from prepublication reports on the initial manuscript to forewords to earlier editions by John Chamberlain, Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom will be the definitive version of Hayek's enduring masterwork.

  • Author: Hayek
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0226320557


10. The Wealth of Nations

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Philosophy - August 2021

The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words. Smith details his argument in five books: Book I. Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Power of Labour Book II. Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock Introduction Book III. Of the Different Progress of Opulence in Different Nations Book IV. Of Systems of Political Economy Book V. Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth Taken together, these books form a giant leap forward in the field of economics. A product of the "Age of Enlightenment," The Wealth of Nations is a must for all who wish to gain a better understanding of the principles upon which all modern capitalistic economies have been founded and the process of wealth creation that is engendered by those principles.

  • Author: Adam Smith
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Political Science, Philosophy