Public Perspective, October/November 1997

In 1964, Ronald Reagan was on the mashed potato circuit campaigning for Barry Goldwater.  As his text he used a talk he had given for years to employees of General Electric, sponsors of the television series he hosted and a major defense contractor.  In advocating Goldwater’s candidacy, Reagan railed against communism and claimed that Democratic liberals had become the Neville Chamberlains of their day.  Read more

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