Write Barry Goldwater, Jr., and John Dean about the new book, Pure Goldwater: “A basic reason why Barry Goldwater still matters, aside from his being a historical figure and fascinating personality, is found in the way he viewed others and his work. He rejected contemporary divide tactics and approaches to campaigning for elective office and governing, all of which emerged while he was on the national stage. Goldwater would have found more in common with the brutal honesty of a Ron Paul than the flip-floppers, spinners and poll-tested position takers. His beliefs are all built on the importance of individual freedom and, even more importantly for an elected official, on an overriding need for honesty in public service. Without complete candor, he did not believe that one could effectively promote and protect American freedom.” Read the article. And buy the book. (Thanks to Norm.)5:17 pm on April 16, 2008 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.