Arkansas: Just Plain Bill

As a onetime Rhodes scholar, as the father of an international scholarship program, and as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democrat J. William Fulbright keeps his eyes on the far horizons. But as the junior Senator from Arkansas, he depends on the votes of the folks in the mountains and valleys back home. Last week, a full year before he comes up for reelection, just plain Bill Fulbright was wooing those votes for all he was worth—and presenting himself not only as a global thinker but as a peerless pork-barreler....

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