Goldwater, the John Birch Society and Me

Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2008. Reprinted in Commentary, March 2008.


In the early months of 1962, there was restiveness in certain political quarters of the right. The concern was primarily the growing strength of the Soviet Union, and the reiteration by its leaders of their designs on the free world. Some of the actors keenly concerned felt that Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona was a natural leader in the days ahead.

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