The Conscience of a Conservative Author:Barry Goldwater Here is the path-breaking book that rocketed a political philosophy into the forefront of the nation's consciousness, written in words whose vigor and relevance have not tarnished with age
Using modern labels, I'm probably more of an a-political Libertarian but this book made me think. Written in a no non-sense style Goldwater makes his case and made me wonder "what if?". Recommended to anyone who tends to take either side in the "us versus them" arena of politics. The longest section of the book, "The Soviet Menace", is of course dated but Goldwater did foresee the "internal disintegration of the Communist empire". All other topics are still relevant today.