Recorded on April 17, 2008
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.