Conscience of a Conservative

ISBN-10: 0691131171

ISBN-13: 9780691131177

Edition: 2007 (Revised)

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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.

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, television personality and author George F. Will is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with columns in over 450 newsapers and a biweekly Newsweek column. In addition to the Pulitzer, Will has won the National Headliners Award and a Silurian Award. Five collections of his Newsweek and newspaper columns have been published and he has written numerous other works.

Robert sean Wilentz was born in 1951 in New York City. He earned his first B.A. from Colunbia University in 1972 and his second from Oxford University in 1974 on a Kellett Fellowship. He continued his education at Yale University where he earned his M.A. degree in 1975 and his PhD. in 1980. His writings are focused on the importance of class and race in the early national period. He has also co-authored books on nineteenth-century religion and working class life. His book The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, won the Bancroft Prize. He has also written about modern U.S. history in his book, The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008. He has been the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor of History at Princeton University since 1979. Robert Wilentz is also a contributing editor at The New Republic. He writes on music, the arts, history and politics. He received a Grammy nomination and a 2005 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for musical commentary on the musician Bob Dylan.

General Editor's Introduction
Foreword
Preface
The Conscience of a Conservative
The Perils of Power
States' Rights
And Civil Rights
Freedom for the Farmer
Freedom for Labor
Taxes and Spending
The Welfare State
Some Notes on Education
The Soviet Menace
Afterword
Index
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