Books: Means and Extremes

DEAR AMERICA by KARL HESS 279 pages. Morrow. $7.95. Back in 1964, Karl Hess was a true believer of the right. As a speechwriter, aide and ideologue to Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater, he packaged the slogan that may have helped lose the campaign: "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." Today, at 51, Hess is a welder. He now opposes war, government in general and most U.S. Government activities. He has become, in fact, an anarchist and a tax resister....

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