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.
You should be getting a lot smarter now. That's not because almost everyone will now tell you how smart you are. They will, of course, like never before. Even your old friends will laugh much harder at your jokes.
Before there was a Federal Election Commission, way back in 1943, the militantly liberal Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) formed the very first political action committee (PAC).
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.
First of all, I have to tell you that I would do anything for Morton and Helen Blackwell because they’re probably the two greatest people in the conservative movement.
Some candidates lose because they can't raise enough money. Others lose because their election districts are demographically wrong. But many losing candidates could have won, if they had avoided making one or more of the following common mistakes.
Some candidates win but disappoint their supporters and even themselves. They achieve little or nothing of what they hoped to do. Here are incumbents' worst mistakes.
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.