Magazines: The Perils of Being Too Public

One of the pet peeves of Bill Buckley's conservative National Review is Linus Pauling, the Nobel-prizewinning biochemist who espouses no end of peace causes and regularly attacks U.S. foreign policy. In a strident article in 1962, the Review accused Pauling of "acting as megaphone for Soviet policy" and lending his "name, energy, voice and pen to one after another Soviet-serving enterprise." A second Review article took note of the number of libel suits brought by Pauling and derided the "brazen attempts at intimidation of the free press by one of the nation's...

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