The Liberty Fund has done us all a great service. The Collected Works of Frédéric Bastiat. Vol. 1: The Man and the Statesman: The Correspondence and Articles on Politics is now available and it’s instructive and delightful. You can buy the book very inexpensively here, or download the E-Book or PDF at zero price here. It was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal here.
Bastiat was a good economist, a wonderful teacher, and a brilliant champion of peace and freedom. I hope you find the time to introduce yourself to him. I am confident that you will not regret the experience.