Friedrich Hayek

John Gapper

Oprah Winfrey and Richard and Judy beware, there is a new television chat show figure who dominates the best-seller book list – Glenn Beck, the conspiracy-minded right-wing Fox News host.

Mr Beck’s power to propel thrillers to the top of the bestseller lists by recommending them to his devoted audience has been noted before but he has now managed to put Friedrich Hayek up there too.