KGS at Tundra Tabloid has transcribed the entire Bolton/Atlas interview here. How very cool is that?
Here is one of the best interviews I've heard in a very long time. Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs interviewed last week the former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton.
The almost hour long show was both intellectual and humorous, and gave the listener an inside of view of John Bolton and his new book, Surrender Is Not an Option, Defending America at the United Nations.
I am posting the entire interview I transcribed, and encourage all who read it to get your hands on a copy of the book. It's a must read. *L* KGS
JB: In 1964, I did, I supported Barry Goldwater. That was my first election campaign.
Atlas: How old were you?
JB: I was fifteen at the time.
Atlas: So you were fifteen and you were a supporter of Goldwater? That takes an incredible amount of sagacity and depth I mean I was worried if Marsha Brady's nose was broken when they threw that basketball at her nose, you know in the Brady Bunch. This is what I was concerned with, now, (laughter) no comparison to yours, but how did you get there? What were you doing in ninth grade?
JB: (Laughter) Well I was always interested in political philosophy, and actually in the ninth grade that's one of the things that we studied in a course on western civilization, And one of the things that I did was actually read the Communist Manifesto at the time, and unlike many young people who read it and are attracted to it, I read it and I was appalled by it. And that's what really propelled me into the direction of conservatism. So I've always been a conservative, that's why I'm not a "neoconservative". You know the definition of a neoconservative is a Liberal who has been "mugged by reality". (Laughter) And I've never been a Liberal.
In Barry Goldwater's books, "The Conscience of the Conservative", and Why not Victory", I really found a lot of inspiration. One of the things Goldwater said in "The Conscience of the Conservative", is that his objective in coming to Washington, "was to repeal old laws, not pass new ones". I really thought that was right on target.
KGS, I kiss you.