Hint: it wasn’t Goldwater

Conservatism’s grand pubah godfather Barry Goldwater, 1964:

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

I’ve never understood what the hell the second part of that quote meant. Neither did the country. Red here designates the electoral winner that year.

 

2 responses to “Hint: it wasn’t Goldwater

  1. How about this for more clarity and resonance:

    “Compromise with injustice is no virtue.”

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