Read With No Apologies: The personal and political memoirs of United States Senator Barry M. Goldwater by Barry M. Goldwater Free Online
Book Title: With No Apologies: The personal and political memoirs of United States Senator Barry M. Goldwater|
The author of the book: Barry M. Goldwater
Edition: William Morrow and Company
Date of issue: January 1st 1979
ISBN 13: 9780688035471
Format files: PDF
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This is a pretty good book. Barry's writing in a few spots is meah, but for the most part, he does a good job.
The media these days only speaks of the 1960's in the most glowing and triumphal terms, despite all of the problems that have slithered out from that less-than-glorious revolution. It is interesting to see perspective from a conservative viewpoint on the problem confronting our country during that time.
Curiously, Barry's book could almost, with a few name changes, read like a book from the present day - much has happened, but little has changed.
Our country is beset by economic irresponsibility at the highest levels of our government, with deficit spending and tax increases preferred over balanced budgets. Our current President ran a divisive campaign based on deceit and demagoguery, to activate as many micro-constituencies as possible to launch himself into office - just like Barry says about Jimmy Carter. This same "constitutional law professor" President behaves lawlessly in the face of the Constitution. We behave weakly before our country's enemies, hoping that appeasement will prolong their forbearance. Elections were rigged in Barry's day by labor union thugs - today they are rigged by Latino fifth-columnists and black activists, with the full, chauvinistic support of Attorney General Eric "My People" Holder. Our pop culture is filled with idiotic celebrities, that chime in on policy issues they have no expertise in whatsoever - just as they did in Barry's day. The power of the media to destroy its enemies and tell people what to think was perhaps stronger in the 60's though, since the Internet has at least partially broken the cartel lock of the major newspapers, news radio stations, and television networks. A small cadre of business, military, banking, and academic elites secretly decide upon and write our foreign policy and trade policy at the Trilateral Commission, World Economic Forum, United Nations, and Council on Foreign Relations - pretty much the same as it was in Barry's day.
And the prescription for a cure is the same - eliminate big government, deregulate markets to destroy abusive state-sanctioned cartels, impose tariffs to protect American jobs from Third-World undercutting, show spine to our enemies and make them understand that "backing down" is not an American virtue, and scrap the welfare system.
Whether the American people are capable of recognizing the correct path however, I believe will eventually become irrelevant. The two-party system in this country is really just a one-party system, and elections really don't seem to do a whole lot. Sure, there is much hooplah and holler every 2, 4, and 6 years - but never any substantial policy changes or shifts in the direction of the country whatsoever.
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Read information about the authorAmerican business man, Senator for Arizona & Republican presidential candidate.
Goldwater was Senator for Arizona from 1953–65 & 1969–87.
In 1964 he ran for president for the Republican party, his campaign was based on states rights, fiscal conservatism and militant anti-communism.
Goldwater is the politician most often credited for sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. He also had a substantial impact on the libertarian movement.