The Press: A Chance to Holler

As the intellectual idol of a large segment of U.S. conservatives. William F.

(God and Man at Yale) Buckley Jr.. 36, affects the role of an ideological provocateur, inciting arguments before the largest possible crowd. But except for an occasional appearance on TV—once with Jack Paar—Buckley has been forced to jab at liberals ("powerful but decadent'') and other targets within the confines of lecture halls or through his own little magazine.

National Review (circ. 65,000). This week conservatism's Cicero reached for a crowd of suitably Buckleyan size. By turning syndicated newspaper columnist, he suddenly boosted his audience to 7,000,000.

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