One problem with both lists, and another problem with the second:
The second list includes "Darwin's Black Box", a joke of a book in the scientific community, this texts survives and, unfortunately, thrives, because it's thesis is appealing to many people. However, that thesis is without any real scientific support as far as I know. No surprise this one appears on the "center-right" list.
My problem with both lists is the absence of one Hunter S. Thompson. He's probably the best comic writer in America of the past half century.