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The Conscience of a Conservative

by Barry Goldwater

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Got this book as a teenager in the 1964 presidential campaign. Though my views have greatly changed since then, still find this an interesting read.
  krv64 | Aug 30, 2013 |
Short, but very important work for anyone interesting in actually understanding what Conservatism truly is, and not content to simply accept the frequent misrepresentations propagated by Progressivism. Yes, the longer ending section on Communism is dated, but can still serve as a lesson on foreign policy. This is the edition with 2 introductions by Pat Buchanan. Unfortunately, this version is also plagued by typographical errors, though the reader will have no trouble mentally correcting the misprints in context.
  BubbaCoop | Jan 28, 2011 |
An important little book. The cold warmonger pages (last section only) are outdated, but the rest of the book is a refreshing discourse, whether you agree or not is hardly the question. You just don't hear politicians speak like that anymore - and you won't be able to listen to them in the same way anymore either... ( )
  14geronimo | Aug 16, 2009 |
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In 1960, Barry Goldwater set forth his brief manifesto in The Conscience of a Conservative. Written at the height of the Cold War and in the wake of America's greatest experiment with big government, the New Deal, Goldwater's message was not only remarkable, but radical. He argued for the value and importance of conservative principles--freedom, foremost among them--in contemporary political life. Using the principles he espoused in this concise but powerful book, Goldwater fundamentally altered the political landscape of his day--and ours.

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Barry Goldwater on state rights, Civil Rights Movement, farm supports, right to work, high taxes, welfare state, federal aid to education, and Cold War.

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