Young Americans for Freedom, a group founded by young Goldwater activists after the Arizona senator's bid for the Republican nomination in 1960, was torn apart later that decade by strife between libertarians and anti-communists over drugs, Vietnam, and the draft.
What does YAF stand for?
YAF stands for Young Americans for Freedom (political organization formed in 1960s)
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- Yet Another Forum.net (software)
- Yet Another Frag (gaming clan)
- Yokohama Arts Foundation (Japan)
- You Are Forgiven
- Young Adult Fiction (publishing and library science)
- Young Adult Friends (conference)
- Young America's Foundation
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Or if he was off-duty, perhaps tending to the needs of fellow aristocrats, there would be the Young Americans for Freedom, Barry Goldwater and the big guy himself, Ronald Reagan.
In the early 60s, he formed the Young Americans for Freedom and in 1965 unsuccessfully stood for mayor of New York, promoting, half-humorously, an elevated bikeway for Second Avenue.
She said she started Young Americans for Freedom after encountering "liberal" professors who, though open to all points of view, were focused on spreading their own views.