The Nation: A Small Paul Revere

Last summer, after Richard Nixon announced his Peking trip, a dozen conservatives, including National Review Editor William F. Buckley Jr., gathered at the University Club in Manhattan to publicly "suspend" their support of the Administration. Since then, conservatives have also been upset by Taiwan's expulsion from the U.N., which the Administration could not prevent. The President has committed other heresies, notably the wage-price freeze, which violates the dogmas of free enterprise. Now the so-called Manhattan Twelve have decided to take stronger measures by tapping a like-minded conservative, Ohio Republican John M. Ashbrook, 43, to run against Nixon as a...

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