After Words with William Middendorf

William Middendorf discussed his book, A Glorious Disaster: Barry Goldwater’s Presidential Campaign and the Origins of the… read more

William Middendorf discussed his book, A Glorious Disaster: Barry Goldwater’s Presidential Campaign and the Origins of the Conservative Movement, published by Basic Books. In his book Mr. Middendorf says that even though Mr. Goldwater lost the 1964 presidential 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. The guest interviewer was David Frum.

William Middendorf served in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administrations as secretary of the Navy, ambassador to The Netherlands, U.S. representative to the Organization of American States, and U.S. representative to the European Community. He is a founding member, with William F. Buckley, Jr., of the American Conservative Union and a board member of the Heritage Foundation.

David Frum, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributing editor of National Review. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Nov 25, 2006
Last Aired:
Nov 26, 2006

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  • Nov 25, 2006 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 2006 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 2006 | 8:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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