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Conscience of a Conservative by Barry M. Goldwater
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Jun 19, 2009

really liked it

Obviously I am not at all a conservative, but I get really tired of reading the same view point of american social, economic, and political history of the last 100 years from skilled liberal authors such as Paul Krugman. This is of course one of the most widely cited books about the modern conservative viewpoints and as such, as a quick read barely over 100 pages, provides a useful insight into the conservative worldview without the vitriol and ignorance of something like anne coulter.

The last chapter on the Soviet Menace is obviously dated, but many of the other topics are very much still at the heart of american political discourse. I disagree with most of what this book is about, but that is not the measure of a book. 4 stars.

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