The Conscience of a Conservative
- Narrated by: Johnny Heller
- Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 28-02-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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By Arizona Sportsman on 10-03-15
Great American - great ideology
Goldwater is significantly underrated as an American Statesman.
History now tells us that Goldwater's stance on Communism and particularly, Soviet relations was not as radical as it may have seemed to Americans in the early 60s.
Painted (unfairly) in the 1964 election as a war monger, Goldwater's cold shoulder to the Soviets may have brought an end to the communist rule of the eastern bloc nations much earlier. It would be 20+ years before Reagan would tell Gorbachev to "tear down this wall". But perhaps Goldwater would have said this in the mid-60s instead.
Goldwater's economic views are SPOT on, and had the conservative views been used in the late 60s and early 70s - the inflationary mess of the late 70s/early 80s may never have come to fruition.
Count me as a fan of Goldwater. His views would work well for our nation today.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Nuts About Books! on 26-06-16
This is a political text, not a story. I don't agree 100%, but such a refreshing view on politics this is! It's not politically correct and it's not phony. However his attitude on nuclear weapons is misguided at best, psychotic at worst. Nevertheless, he makes many very salient and material points even to this generation.
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