Conservatives without Conscience

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Conservatives without Conscience
Author John Dean
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
July 2006
Media type Hardcover/Paperback
Pages 188
ISBN ISBN 0-670-03774-5 and ISBN 978-0-670-03774-2
OCLC 67384273
320.520973 22
LC Class JC573.2.U6 D43 2006

Conservatives Without Conscience is a book written by John Dean, who served as White House Counsel under U.S. President Richard Nixon and then helped to break the Watergate scandal with his testimony before the United States Senate. The book analyzes the evolution of the Republican Party, and the different forms of conservatism, largely in terms of authoritarian personality. It was published in 2006 by Viking Press.

The book makes extensive use of the research into right-wing authoritarianism of University of Manitoba Professor Bob Altemeyer. The title is a play on The Conscience of a Conservative, a seminal book attributed to Barry Goldwater and ghostwritten by L. Brent Bozell Jr. Dean claims that he and Goldwater had planned to write such a book in the 1980s in response to their disaffection with the religious right.

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