When it was first published, The Conscience of a Conservative reignited the American conservative movement and made Barry Goldwater a political star. It influenced countless conservatives in the United States and helped to lay the foundation for the Reagan Revolution in 1980. Just as vital today as it was then, this book addresses many topics that could be torn from today's headlines.
"Great American - great ideology"
Barry Goldwater was a defining figure in American public life, a firebrand politician associated with an optimistic brand of conservatism. In an era in which American conservatism has lost its way, his legacy is more important than ever. For over 50 years, in those moments when he was away from the political fray, Senator Goldwater kept a private journal, recording his reflections on a rich political and personal life.
"The Maverick Conservative"
It is the basic philosophy not only of the senator from Arizona, but a constantly growing number of Americans dissatisfied with an ever-expanding welfare state and a compromising foreign policy. This record is a narrative of the Goldwater political phenomenon. It includes recorded statements about Barry Goldwater as well as Actual excerpts from the senator's own speeches.