A leading figure in the American conservative movement for over 40 years, Mickey Edwards was a prominent Republican congressman, a former national chairman of the American Conservative Union, and a founding trustee of the Heritage Foundation. When he speaks, conservatives listen. Now, in this highly provocative and frank volume, Edwards argues loud and clear that conservatives today have abandoned their principles and have become champions of that which they once most feared. The conservative movement--which once nominated Barry Goldwater for President, and later elected Ronald Reagan--was bas.
As someone who is not a conservative, it is difficult to clearly judge the accuracy of Edwards' account; however, if his description (essentially Goldwater-esque) is accurate, than it makes sense that most Americans probably are conservatives.