The Conscience of a Conservative

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Bottom of the Hill, Jun 1, 2010 - Political Science - 84 pages
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For a huge number of Republicans, Goldwater's book, The Conscience of a Conservative was must reading. I believe it is just as vital today as it was then, and Senator Goldwater addresses many topics that could be torn from today's headlines. In this book, Goldwater offered a clear warning about impending dangers to the survival of our American freedoms with recommendations of appropriate action to avoid those dangers. Had Goldwater been elected, we might find today's political landscape very different. This book explores the perils of power, States rights, Civil rights, taxes and spending, and perhaps the most important, the welfare state. In the America of today, with a man in the White House like President Obama, The Conscience of a Conservative becomes, once again, must reading.

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User Review  - Steve Scott - Goodreads

Goldwater's 1960 work could, with little modification, be a manual for the modern Tea Party movement. If one modified his chapter on the threat of communism and replaced it with the threats of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andy Sterkowitz - Goodreads

Note: I will not bother to waste time about interjecting my agreements/disagreements of political philosophy. I have more respect than that to waste anyone's time. Goldwater's The Conscience of a ... Read full review


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Barry Goldwater (1909-1998) was a five-term U.S. senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 1964 election.

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