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  • Barry Goldwater

    Morning Bell: The Difference One Man Makes

    Who has been the most consequential conservative of the past four decades? We could say Ronald Reagan, the indomitable optimist who won two landslide presidential victories, ended the Cold War without firing a shot, and restored Americans’ faith in themselves and the future. Or William F. Buckley, Jr., the renaissance … More

    Eisenhower, Goldwater, and Reagan on GOP Foreign Policy

    In an election year dominated by worries about jobs and the economy, it’s easy to forget that the president’s major constitutional concern is supposed to be handling foreign policy. But over the next four years, we can count on events overseas that will demand a response. How did previous nominees … More

    Barry Goldwater: The Most Consequential Loser in American Politics

      This week, we celebrate two of the most important dates in modern conservative politics—presidential candidate Barry Goldwater’s crushing defeat on November 3, 1964, and President Ronald Reagan’s election on November 4, 1980. Let us pause to acknowledge that there would have been no Reagan without Goldwater. In the last … More

    VIDEO: Students Debate Conservatism's Shared Values

    During his 1964 acceptance speech, Barry Goldwater described his movement to the audience with these words: This party, with its every action, every word, every breath and every heartbeat has but a single resolve, and that is freedom — freedom made orderly for the Nation by our constitutional government; freedom … More