Barry Goldwater's ill-fated campaign for president helped to revive American political conservatism. Yet tensions within conservatism that existed in 1964 still persist, observes historian Lee Edwards in his new memoir, Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty, and they shape many of the conﬂicts that threaten to splinter today's GOP. As America's conservatives ponder their political future, Just Right offers rich insights into the movement's modern rebirth.
"Lee Edwards has always been in the forefront of the struggle to restore America, to bring it back to its ancient moorings. . . . Lee has fought hard with uncommon intelligence and resourcefulness. But he has fought fair and always without rancor. . . . Truly, a man for all seasons." —Ronald Reagan
Lee Edwards is the Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at the Heritage Foundation, as well as adjunct professor of politics at the Catholic University of America and chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. He has authored or edited more than 25 books—including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Jr., and Edwin Meese III—and his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, French, Hungarian, and Swedish. He holds a B.A. from Duke University and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.