Conservatives Without Conscience by John W. Dean

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On the heels of his national bestseller Worse Than Watergate, John Dean takes a critical look at the current conservative movement

In Conservatives Without Conscience, John Dean places the conservative movement's inner circle of leaders in the Republican Party under scrutiny. Dean finds their policies and mind- set to be fundamentally authoritarian, and as such, a danger to democracy. By examining the legacies of such old-line conservatives as J. Edgar Hoover, Spiro Agnew, and Phyllis Schlafly and of such current figures as Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and leaders of the Religious Right, Dean presents an alarming record of abuses of power. His trenchant analysis of how conservatism has lost its bearings serves as a chilling warning and a stirring inspiration to safeguard constitutional principles.

About John W. Dean

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John Dean is a former Nixon White House counsel and the New York Times-bestselling author of Worse than Watergate and Conservatives without Conscience. Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. is a former Congressman from California, and is the son of Senator Barry Goldwater.
Published July 11, 2006 by Penguin Books. 300 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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Goldwater, rising to the defense of a fellow Arizonan, responded that “every good Christian ought to kick Falwell’s ass.” If the politician nicknamed Mr. Conservative — to whom Dean’s book is dedicated — were to revisit today’s political scene, he might find another target at which to swing his leg.

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After having read the book, I can report that it is not that Dean has changed his political outlook so much as that the definition of conservative has moved to such extremes that Dean now sees himself as left of center.

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