Barry Goldwater wrote in The Conscience of a Conservative, “I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom.” The book sold more than three million copies, a surprise bestselling political book. His failed 1964 run for President fared poorly, but he brought together a coalition credited with electing Ronald Reagan in 1980. This forum explores Goldwater¹s life, ideas and political legacy. Cato Institute Executive Vice President David Boaz gave introductory remarks.