Conservatives Without Conscience

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Penguin Books, 2007 - Political Science - 256 pages
25 Reviews
On the heels of his national bestseller Worse Than Watergate, John Dean takes a critical look at the current conservative movement

In Conservatives Without Conscience, John Dean places the conservative movement's inner circle of leaders in the Republican Party under scrutiny. Dean finds their policies and mind- set to be fundamentally authoritarian, and as such, a danger to democracy. By examining the legacies of such old-line conservatives as J. Edgar Hoover, Spiro Agnew, and Phyllis Schlafly and of such current figures as Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and leaders of the Religious Right, Dean presents an alarming record of abuses of power. His trenchant analysis of how conservatism has lost its bearings serves as a chilling warning and a stirring inspiration to safeguard constitutional principles.

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User Review  - J. Walker - Goodreads

This book impressed me no end. His distinctions between "conservatives" and "authoritarians" just made so much practical sense,in terms of understanding the politics of power! I've actually compiled my notes from the first 2/3 of the book, and will be posting them on my blog. Read full review

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User Review  - Louise - Goodreads

This book not only does what it is billed to do (apply psychological studies to political disposition) but also provides a basis for understanding today's conservativism. After discussing the ideas of ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

John Dean was White House legal counsel to President Nixon for a thousand days. Dean also served as chief minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee and as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice.

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