The Conscience of a Conservative

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Princeton University Press, 2007 - Political Science - 144 pages

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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This Arizona Senator was a fixture in Washington D.C. for decades, and a presidential candidate. But, he did not seem a friendly presence on the scene at the time. His brand of conservatism was ... Read full review

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When I first read it I was struck by how much of it I thought was nonsense; basically, as a religious liberal instead of a secular conservative, I was at odds with his ideas about conscience ... Read full review

Contents

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
121
Index
139
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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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