REPUBLICANS: The Backward Look

The telephone in the office of Arizona's Senator Barry Goldwater jingled one morning last week with the kind of invitation that many a Republican on Capitol Hill will await breathlessly during the next year. Could the Senator have lunch that day with top members of the White House staff to discuss ways of helping him in his bid for re-election in 1958? Barry Goldwater, personal friend of the President and chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee in 1955, drew in his breath and gave his polite answer: No, he did not...

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