Legacy of Barry GoldwaterBarry Goldwater's insurgent presidential bid 50 years ago was a spectacular failure as a political campaign.Legacy of Barry Goldwater by HistoryNerds
In the emotional aftermath of President John F. Kennedy's assassination and against a backdrop of Cold War nuclear brinkmanship and domestic racial unrest, Goldwater, a blunt-speaking conservative from Arizona, won the GOP nod by railing against moderates within his own party.
In turn, opponents — in his party and out — cast the senator, then 55, as an extremist who was too wedded to far-right ideology to address drastic shifts in society and global politics.
It was a charge Goldwater appeared to embrace in his now-famous nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Goldwater said. "And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater addresses the media and announces he will run for President
Elba and NapoleonThe island of Elba, the largest in the Tuscan Archipelago, is a 260km drive and 15km ferry ride north of Rome. In July and August, the population density and traffic becomes so thick with vacationing Romans that one can push their car across the capital, Portoferraio, at about the same pace as driving it.Elba and Napoleon by HistoryNerds
There’s good reason for this popularity. The modestly proportioned 28km long, 19km wide island offers copious rewarding trekking, cycling and camping opportunities in addition to abundant beaches and a substantial drool trail leading from one Slow Food-endorsed dinning establishment to another. A slightly more roomy and inexpensive shoulder season visit (April/May and September/October) is highly recommended.
Elba has been inhabited since the Iron Age. Ligurian tribes were followed by Etruscans and then Greeks. A rotating cast of residents, refugees and pirates made appearances in subsequent centuries including the Pax Romana, bands of North African raiders, the Spanish and Cosi
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