If you like economic/political analysis, "The Future of Freedom" is the book for you! I am not finished, but the author, Fareed Zakaria, is brilliant. The book explains the difference between democracies and liberalism, etc. He really gets into explaining how liberal societies and, what he calls, illiberal societies, have formed over the centuries. He discusses the dangers of TRUE democracy (one man, one vote) and such and it is an interesting but sometimes tiring read (he uses a lot of big words ). Another good book I just finished is "The Art of Political War". It is written by David Horowitz - a 60's radical leftie turned conservative guru. The book covers how the conservatives lose elections because we are too logical and we don't know how to "fight dirty". Both books are an interesting read no matter which side of the aisle you align yourself.