The Conscience of a Conservative

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The Conscience of a Conservative

By Barry M. Goldwater; C. C. Goldwater (Editor); George F. Will (Foreword by)

Princeton University Press, Paperback, 9780691131177, 144pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007


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.

About the Author
John Dean is a former Nixon White House counsel and the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Worse than Watergate "and "Conservatives without Conscience," Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. is a former Congressman from California, and is the son of Senator Barry Goldwater.

George F. Will's column appears in more than four hundred newspapers nationwide. His work also appears biweekly in Newsweek. Will is a commentator for ABC News and the author of twelve books in addition to Men at Work. He was educated at Trinity College in Connecticut, Oxford University, and Princeton University. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. He lives in Washington, D.C.