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The conscience of a conservative /
Barry M. Goldwater ; edited by C.C. Goldwater ; with a new foreword by George F. Will and a new afterword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
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New York : Princeton University Press, 2007.
description
xxiv, 144 p.
ISBN
0691131171 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780691131177 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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New York : Princeton University Press, 2007.
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0691131171 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780691131177 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6084171
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Barry M. Goldwater (1909-1998) was a five term U.S. senator from Arizona
Reviews
Review Quotes
It is good that C.C. Goldwater brings us this new edition. It directs new attention to a political figure who, though fiery, was never mean-spirited or unfairly partisan.
"It is good that C.C. Goldwater brings us this new edition. It directs new attention to a political figure who, though fiery, was never mean-spirited or unfairly partisan."-- Max J. Skidmore, European Legacy
It is good that C.C. Goldwater brings us this new edition. It directs new attention to a political figure who, though fiery, was never mean-spirited or unfairly partisan. -- Max J. Skidmore, European Legacy
Praise for the original edition: "Goldwater's conservatism is not isolationism, nor is it a cold-blooded commitment to the 'haves' as against the 'have-nots.' It is the creed of a fighter who has both a warm heart and a clear mind.
"There is more harsh fact and hard sense in this slight book than will emerge from all of the chatter of this year's session of Congress.... Sen. Goldwater is one of a handful of authentic conservatives.... ÝH¨e has the clarity of courage and the courage of clarity." -- George Morgenstern
Praise for the original edition: "There is more harsh fact and hard sense in this slight book than will emerge from all of the chatter of this year's session of Congress. . . . Sen. Goldwater is one of a handful of authentic conservatives. . . . [H]e has the clarity of courage and the courage of clarity.
Praise for the original edition: "There is more harsh fact and hard sense in this slight book than will emerge from all of the chatter of this year's session of Congress. . . . Sen. Goldwater is one of a handful of authentic conservatives. . . . [H]e has the clarity of courage and the courage of clarity. -- George Morgenstern, Chicago Tribune
Praise for the original edition: "There is more harsh fact and hard sense in this slight book than will emerge from all of the chatter of this year's session of Congress. . . . Sen. Goldwater is one of a handful of authentic conservatives. . . . [H]e has the clarity of courage and the courage of clarity."-- George Morgenstern, Chicago Tribune
The newConscience of a Conservativetakes what might be called the 'anti-fusionist' side in the Goldwater wars...The Conscience of a Conservativecontinues to be read today because it isn't a political tract, a soulless campaign book of the sort generated by every other modern presidential effort. -- Daniel McCarthy, The American Conservative
The new Conscience of a Conservative takes what might be called the 'anti-fusionist' side in the Goldwater wars... The Conscience of a Conservative continues to be read today because it isn't a political tract, a soulless campaign book of the sort generated by every other modern presidential effort.
The newConscience of a Conservativetakes what might be called the 'anti-fusionist' side in the Goldwater wars...The Conscience of a Conservativecontinues to be read today because it isn't a political tract, a soulless campaign book of the sort generated by every other modern presidential effort.
"The new Conscience of a Conservative takes what might be called the 'anti-fusionist' side in the Goldwater wars... The Conscience of a Conservative continues to be read today because it isn't a political tract, a soulless campaign book of the sort generated by every other modern presidential effort."-- Daniel McCarthy, The American Conservative
The new Conscience of a Conservative takes what might be called the 'anti-fusionist' side in the Goldwater wars... The Conscience of a Conservative continues to be read today because it isn't a political tract, a soulless campaign book of the sort generated by every other modern presidential effort. -- Daniel McCarthy, The American Conservative
The book lays out, clearly and succinctly, [Goldwater's] uncompromising views. Goldwater held freedom as the highest value in American society: freedom from law, freedom from government, freedom from anybody else's vision but your own. You can argue with him on the particulars, but there's something compelling about his quintessentially American notion of self-reliance. -- David Ulin, Los Angeles Times
"The book lays out, clearly and succinctly, [Goldwater's] uncompromising views. Goldwater held freedom as the highest value in American society: freedom from law, freedom from government, freedom from anybody else's vision but your own. You can argue with him on the particulars, but there's something compelling about his quintessentially American notion of self-reliance."-- David Ulin, Los Angeles Times
The book lays out, clearly and succinctly, [Goldwater's] uncompromising views. Goldwater held freedom as the highest value in American society: freedom from law, freedom from government, freedom from anybody else's vision but your own. You can argue with him on the particulars, but there's something compelling about his quintessentially American notion of self-reliance.
Praise for the original edition: "Goldwater's conservatism is not isolationism, nor is it a cold-blooded commitment to the 'haves' as against the 'have-nots.' It is the creed of a fighter who has both a warm heart and a clear mind."-- John Chamberlain, Wall Street Journal
Praise for the original edition: "Goldwater's conservatism is not isolationism, nor is it a cold-blooded commitment to the 'haves' as against the 'have-nots.' It is the creed of a fighter who has both a warm heart and a clear mind. -- John Chamberlain, Wall Street Journal
"Goldwater's conservatism is not isolationism, nor is it a cold-blooded commitment to the 'haves' as against the 'have-nots.' It is the creed of a fighter who has both a warm heart and a clear mind." -- John Chamberlain
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Summaries
Main Description
In 1960, Barry Goldwater set forth his brief manifesto inThe 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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
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 altered the political landscape of his day - and ours.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
General Editor's Introductionp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xxi
The Conscience of a Conservativep. 1
The Perils of Powerp. 7
States' Rightsp. 17
And Civil Rightsp. 25
Freedom for the Farmerp. 33
Freedom for Laborp. 39
Taxes and Spendingp. 53
The Welfare Statep. 63
Some Notes on Educationp. 71
The Soviet Menacep. 81
Afterwordp. 121
Indexp. 139
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