I recently gave an interview with "Books at a Glance" on my book, Covenant and Commandment: Works, Obedience, and Faithfulness in the Christian Life. Here is the interview.
I acquired James Billington's Fire in the Minds of Men many years ago. It is a wonderful book on the nature of revolution--especially in the modern era. For folks wanting to understand the revolutionary nature of our times, it is a great read. And if one wants to grasp the way in which the US is in a sense in a state of permanent revolution, it is very helfpful. Here is a helpful essay by Billington over at TAC.
Click here for Orwell's classic essay, "Politics and the English Language".
For a number of years I have had my theology students memorize key Latin and Greek theological terms--mostly gleaned from Richard Muller's Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms, a wonderful book. Here is a list I have compiled of some of the key terms.