I recently discovered an author, Daniel Quinn, who while he apparently doesn't agree with my political beliefs did a great job of making clear to me why I have the beliefs I do. His books tie together my parenting and political philosophy in a new way that I didn't expect. Given that I'm not yet good at explaining his point of view and without that I can't really explain my discoveries, I'm just going to leave it alone for now.
Anyway, I strongly recommend that everyone read at least one (and preferably all) of his books that explain his world-view. That series (all categorized as fiction by Daniel Quinn) is: Ishmael, The Story of B, My Ishmael, Beyond Civilization, and If Life Gives You Lined Paper Write Sideways.