Conscience Of A Conservative

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Overview

The Conscience of a Conservative reignited the American conservative movement and made Barry Goldwater a political star. It influenced countless conservatives in the United States, and helped lay the foundation for the Reagan Revolution in 1980. It covers topics such as education, labor unions and policies, civil rights, agricultural policy and farm subsidies, social welfare programs, and income taxation. This significant book lays out the conservative position both politically and economically that would come to dominate the Conservative Movement in American.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604598926
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 76
  • Sales rank: 1,071,822
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry M. Goldwater (1909-1998) was a five-term U.S. senator from Arizona whose 1964 campaign for president is credited with reviving American conservatism. His books include "With No Apologies" and a memoir, "Goldwater". CC Goldwater is the granddaughter of Barry Goldwater and the producer of the HBO documentary "Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater"

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Table of Contents


General Editor's Introduction     vii
Foreword   George F. Will     ix
Preface     xxi
The Conscience of a Conservative     1
The Perils of Power     7
States' Rights     17
And Civil Rights     25
Freedom for the Farmer     33
Freedom for Labor     39
Taxes and Spending     53
The Welfare State     63
Some Notes on Education     71
The Soviet Menace     81
Afterword   Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.     121
Index     139
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  • Posted December 12, 2008

    Great Book, Waste of an Afterword

    This book is simple and easy to read. It lays out conservative values for everyone. <BR/><BR/>The afterword of this was wasted on Robert Kennedy jr. who hates conservative values anyway. He goes on to say that Goldwater has been hijacked by the right and religious. I know John Kennedy had respect for Goldwater and vice versa but dot let one of the most partisan hacks in the U.S. who believes in almost total government control Write the afterword in a book that is all about freedom. <BR/><BR/>I bought two more copies for family members for gifts, I just told them to skip RFK jr.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2001

    A must read

    I didn't know why I ever became a conservative, until I read this book. Fellow conservatives if you want to know why you should continue to believe in our cause, this is the book to read, to memorize, to quote, to carry with you and wave gleefully at the next GOP rally in your town.

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  • Posted January 5, 2015

    The book itself is worthy of 5 stars, because it's easy to read,

    The book itself is worthy of 5 stars, because it's easy to read, straight to the point, and has historical value at this point. I, however, am not going to give this version of the book 5 stars, because of the bizarre afterword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. He starts the afterword off by talking about Goldwater's relationship with JFK, which is interesting. But the afterword quickly devolves into a harangue against modern conservatives. It's just odd that a polemic against conservatives would be added as an afterword to this book.

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