Paul Skousen

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Paul Skousen is a son of W. Cleon Skousen, and is a writer of popular books including The Naked Socialist. He has written other books aimed at the Mormon (LDS) market.

Skousen studied at Brigham Young University in communications and journalism, and at Georgetown University in national security studies. He worked as a military analyst, trainer and watch officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, and as an intelligence officer for two years in the White House Situation Room during the Reagan Administration. He and his wife, the former Kathy Bradshaw, are the parents of ten children.

In December 2009 Skousen was involved in a discussion at BYU in which he defended the political ideas of his father.[1] In July 2013 Skousen was interviewed on BookTV regarding The Naked Socialist.[2]


  • How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence (2016, nonfiction, brief introduction the America's founding documents) ISBN 978-1534853751
  • The Naked Socialist (2012, nonfiction, the story of socialism from its ancient roots to modern times) ISBN 978-1630720728
  • Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls (2014, fiction, the camel caravan becomes a nation in miniature, teaching the 7 ideas of prosperity and principles of freedom) ISBN 978-1630720520
  • Comrade Paul's Socialist Bathroom Reader (2012, nonfiction, facts, tidbits and humor from socialist nations about socialism/communism) ISBN 978-1481194105
  • Treasures from the Journal of Discourses (2012, nonfiction, highlights excerpted from the Journal of Discourses) ISBN 978-1630720704
  • The Skousen Book of More Amazing Mormon World Records (2008, nonfiction, a follow-on to the first records book) ISBN 978-1599550602
  • Brother Paul's Mormon Bathroom Reader (2005, nonfiction, anecdotes, history, facts about Mormon (LDS) culture) ISBN 978-1555178956
  • The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records (2004, nonfiction, historical anecdotes about Mormons (LDS) and their individual or membership-wide achievements) ISBN 978-1555178116


  1. ^ Israelsen-Hartley, Sara (December 5, 2009), "BYU profs: Glenn Beck doesn't speak for all Mormons", Deseret News 
  2. ^ "Book Discussion on The Naked Socialist". C-SPAN. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2015. Paul Skousen talked about his book, The Naked Socialist, which completes the trilogy that was started by his father, Cleon Skousen, author of The Naked Communist and The Naked Capitalist. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July 10–13, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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