Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
For over fifty years, Senator and 1964 Republican Presidential
candidate Barry M. Goldwater kept a private journal. That
journal - never previously published - is the core of this new
book. This intimate material provides a fresher, not to
mention deeper and more insightful, portrait of an American
original than prior works. It is an unfiltered view of a man
whose life and ideas changed American history.
Goldwater's individuality, inviolable sense of values, and his
candid approach to politics - practically absent from today's
political arena, media, and blogosphere - is a revelation.
With the 2008 election on the horizon, it is tempting to imagine
him as a candidate: reviving lackluster debates and speaking his
mind without regard for popular opinion polls or the media.
Pure Goldwater offers insight into a man that helped
navigate on the most tumultuous periods in American history, from
Ike to Nixon to the Reagan era.
More About the Speakers
Barry Goldwater, Jr. and John W.
With commentary from:
Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought,
B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
John Edward Hilboldt
Director, Lectures & Seminars