"The Socialist Temptation"
by Iain Murray is an excellent primer and guide to help teach Americans the purpose, principles, and evils of basic and advanced Socialist theories present today.
As a new journalist, I soon realized that I needed to increase my knowledge of "Socialism".
Luckily, I found Murray's book!
"The Socialist Temptation" closed the gap of academic learning and what Socialism really means in our society today.
"The Case Against Socialism"
by Rand Paul further explains in greater depth the intricasies of Socialism and how it can and does become a cancer on a flourising economy and society.