About the Program
In his book, A Glorious Disaster: Barry Goldwater’s Presidential Campaign and the Origins of the Conservative Movement, author William Middendorf says that even though Mr. Goldwater lost the election in a landslide, he still managed to set the agenda for the modern conservative movement. Mr. Middendorf served as treasurer for the Goldwater campaign and provides an insiders perspective on the 1964 presidential election.
Mr. Middendorf discusses the book with David Frum, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who previously served as a speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush.
Mr. Frum serves as a guest interviewer and is not an employee of C-SPAN.
J. William Middendorf ll
J. William Middendorf II, served in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administrations as Secretary of the Navy, Ambassador to the Netherlands, US Representative to the Organization of American States, and US Representative to the European Community. He is a founding member of the American Conservative Union and a board member of the Heritage Foundation.
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