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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barry Goldwater Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 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. Goldwater discusses education, labor unions and policies, civil rights, agricultural policy and farm subsidies, social welfare programs, and income taxation. This significant book lays out the conservative position both politically and economically that would come to dominate the Conservative Movement in America.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “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.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “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…[He] has the clarity of courage and the courage of clarity.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “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 American Conservative

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christopher | 4/8/2011

    " Very good despite being 50 years old. Explains the proper role of the Federal Government. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chad | 5/9/2010

    " Glad I read it but I didn't find much to agree with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Craig | 3/27/2010

    " Excellent book and very poignant. A must read for any conservative! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/23/2010

    " Ahhh, I read this when I was like 15. Need to read it again! "

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About the Author
Author Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater (1909–1998) was a five-term United States senator from Arizona whose 1964 campaign for president is credited with reviving American conservatism. His books include With No Apologies and a memoir, Goldwater.