Monday, June 07, 2004

The Speech

While reading about Ronald Reagan, I found The Times had linked to the full text of the speech Reagan gave in 1964 for Senator Goldwater's presidential campaign. I watched its first broadcast as a high school student. It was electrifying; we'd never heard anything like it. He delivered it in its essence again and again and it came to be referred to just as "The Speech".

Here it is. Somewhere, I have a tape of it, given as a premium, I think, by National Review probably in the '80s. (Would that I knew where it was now; it must be wonderful to be organized.)

The Times gives the text and the audio of the first inaugural address also.