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Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater was an American politician, businessman, and author who was a five-term Senator from Arizona and the 1964 Republican Party nominee for president of the United States. Despite his loss of that presidential election in a landslide, Goldwater is the politician most often credited with having sparked the resurgence of the American conservative and libertarian political movements in the 1960s, and his viewpoints continue to influence those movements to this day.