The book tracks my odyssey through college, NY slums, domestic peace corps, welfare, running a home for mental patients, land lording, and writing.
It shows how probably most people’s ideas would have been formed if they had had my experiences of: growing up in in the conservative ’50s in one of the most conservative areas (Orange County, Calif.), moving to one of the most liberal (New York City), serving in the liberal domestic peace corps, working in liberal social work in the liberal late ’60s, living in the slums, starting and running a home for mental patients, and becoming a landlord in ’78.
It shows how liberals, in their quest for “social justice,” think that those with more somehow cheated those with less. Those with more are “guilty” and those with less are “victims.” Thus liberals favor tenants over landlords, labor over management, consumers over business, minorities over whites, the young over the old [establishment], the poor over “society,” and criminals and bums over “society.”
The upper and middle classes would like the book as they are portrayed as the “oppressive” establishment. The working class would like it as they are often told something’s wrong with their position. The responsible poor would like it as it separates them from the irresponsible.
It would be useful to those at all levels in charity, teaching, law, corrections, police work, journalism, religion, and politics. It should be basic for students considering social work. It explains the quote [by Churchill?]: ‘If you’re 20 and not a liberal, you have no heart. If you’re 40 and not conservative, you have no brain.’
It draws on the views of Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman, Edward Banfield, Jack Kemp, Dick Armey, and Thomas Sowel
How I Became a Conservative is a fascinating book that I was desperate to read ever since discovering it. How I Became a Conservative is a unique book which is in part an informational/educational book as well as a memoir. The author Al Garner throughout his incredible book will take the reader on a journey through his life but while the reader is taken on this journey they will learn more about the society in the 50’s and what being a conservative truly means, and it is fascinating.
The reader will learn a lot throughout How I Became a Conservative and one of the key points every reader should take away from the book is that conservatives are not bad people just because they are a conservative and just because they are, does not mean that they do not care about humanity. For example, conservatives still care about the welfare of society, agree that financial aid should be given to those in need and so on. That is why How I Became a Conservative is such an incredible book because throughout it the reader will learn the truth about conservatives and read only the truth and not lies. It is an eye-opening, intriguing and informative book and everybody should have a read of it as it is sensational.
How I Became a Conservative is phenomenal, and I loved so much about it. From the start, the author Al Garner will introduce us readers to him and in his book, he will take his readers on the journey of how he became a conservative, and the journey is an entertaining and eye-opening one. Al will take his readers through his college days, working in the domestic peace corps, running a home for mentally ill patients and so on. All of this is explored and covered and when it is many truths will come to light. Al explains in his book that some liberals believe that ‘those who have more are guilty and those who have less are victims.’ And so liberals will always ‘favor tenants over landlord’ ‘cosumers over the business’ and so on. It is incredible to read all of this from somebody who grew up learning so much, and fascinating to read what being a true conservative is.
Not only is How I Became a Conservative an incredible book that will shed some light on misconceptions as well as inform you about an incredible man and what it is to be a conservative, but it will also entertain you for hours. The literature courtesy of Al Garner laced throughout How I Became a Conservative is exceptional, and his phenomenal literature which flows beautifully from start to finish will entertain and excite readers for many hours and so, as this book is wonderful and worthy of every readers read, I have no choice but to award this stellar book five stars! So please book lovers, have a read of the preview below, you will not regret it!
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