Conscience Of A Conservative

Conscience Of A Conservative

by Barry Goldwater
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Conscience Of A Conservative

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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ISBN-13: 9781604598926
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 11/04/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 76
Sales rank: 739,196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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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The Conscience of a Conservative 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
RGreen72 More than 1 year ago
This book is simple and easy to read. It lays out conservative values for everyone.

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.

I bought two more copies for family members for gifts, I just told them to skip RFK jr.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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Ezekiel12224 More than 1 year ago
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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