Writings and Manuals
You can learn in three different ways:
1. By personal experience.
2. By observation.
3. By studying the experience of others.
You can't experience or observe everything, but you can, by reading, learn from the experiences of your contemporaries, the previous generation, and those who lived ages ago.
After you have accumulated a lot of knowledge about how the world really works, you can become highly effective and achieve many things important to you.
If you're a conservative activist, student, or leader, start here.
Among the millions of newly-active grassroots conservatives in politics, thousands of the best are coming to the Leadership Institute to study how to win.
In 1965, experienced conservative friends much older than I advised me there was no way to earn a living doing what I wanted to do, work full time for conservative principles. Though filled with good intentions, they were wrong.
Conservatives must break the still-strong power of hard-line leftists over certain categories of Americans.
No activist can work in the public policy process for long without running across one or more conspiracy theories.
In early 1961, I decided to try to be a Goldwater delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention.
Knowledgeable conservatives, in moments of candor, will admit our grassroots activity is far less today than a dozen years ago.
What follows is advice for conservatives of whatever party. Here is how you can be a party leader, even if you're starting from scratch:
In my years of political activity beginning in 1960, I have found no shortage of conservatives willing to tell the political parties what they should do.