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A Time for Truth

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A distinguished conservative dissects the economic and political policies that threaten our liberty - and points the way to an American Renaissance.
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published January 1st 1978 by Reader's Digest Association
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Sep 29, 2013 Al rated it it was amazing
Bill Simon was irascible and difficult to work for, but this great book stands as a monument to his clear vision about the economic problems confronting this country. It's sad that in the thirty-five years since Simon wrote the book, not only have the problems he identified not been solved, but in fact they have worsened. Were he alive today, even Simon, a fighter, might have contemplated throwing in the towel. Unfortunately, then, the book is as relevant today as it was when first published.
As a deeply immersed, experienced administrator, Simon lays bare the misguided and counter-productive policies of government committed to anti-freedom socialism. It is chillingly direct and even frightening that it is happening among ourselves and not only in some far-away place and time.
Nov 02, 2010 Rowena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this novel much better than Hardy's Jude the Obscure. According to the preface, Hardy wrote JtO later in life when events contrived to turn him into a rather bitter old grouch. Far from the Madding Crowd is a delight...intriguing characters, lovely descriptions of English country life and a disarming turn of events. The novel centers around the beautiful Bathesheba Everdene, an independent farmer who is convinced that marriage is not a contract she is ready to take part in. She turns dow ...more
Sep 22, 2014 Kristin rated it liked it
A most amazing example of New Right philosophy (primary document). Its blindness to its own contradictions and seemingly oblivious elitism and authoritarianism is typical of that movement and the "prophet" for whom it called, Ronald Reagan. Fantastic example of neocon double-speak.
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Businessman, U.S Secretary of Treasury from May 9, 1974 till January 20, 1977. The William E. Simon Foundation carries on this legacy. In 1977, Simon received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury Department's highest honor.
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