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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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"For a man who proudly described himself as "simple," Barry Goldwater remains a historical puzzle." Angus Burgin, The New York Sun

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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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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"

Table of Contents

General Editor's Introduction vii

Foreword by George F. Will ix

Preface xxi

Chapter 1: The Conscience of a Conservative 1

Chapter 2: The Perils of Power 7

Chapter 3: States’ Rights 17

Chapter 4: And Civil Rights 25

Chapter 5: Freedom for the Farmer 33

Chapter 6: Freedom for Labor 39

Chapter 7: Taxes and Spending 53

Chapter 8: The Welfare State 63

Chapter 9: Some Notes on Education 71

Chapter 10: The Soviet Menace 81

Afterword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 121

Index 139

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mralphe, December 26, 2010 (view all comments by mralphe)
Goldwater was of the last of his kind as conservatives go. I found his writings in this book down to earth and his ideas are worlds apart from those of the current Republican party. The Reagan Conservatism that is romanticized by Republicans today is merely a flawed attempt at what should have been romanticized as Goldwater Conservatism. This book gets down to fundamentals like fiscal spending, strong national defense, personal liberty, as well as personal responsibility. Republicans can use this book as a frame of reference for where the party went wrong. Democrats will find an abundance of well thought out points from a man who's goal in American politics had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the American Dream.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780691131177
Author:
Goldwater, Barry
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Foreword by:
Will, George F.
Foreword:
Will, George F.
Editor:
Goldwater, CC
Author:
G .
Author:
Goldwater, Barry M.
Author:
Wilentz, Sean
Author:
Goldwater, CC
Author:
Will, George F.
Author:
oldwater, CC
Author:
Kennedy, Robert F.
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Political philosophy
Subject:
American history
Subject:
Conservatism -- United States.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
James Madison Library in American Politics
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 4.75 in

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