The Nation: Fore! for Reconciliation

Fencing or chess may be fit sports for adversaries, but certainly not golf. Who wants to stride down a fairway next to someone with whom one is arguing about Viet Nam? Neither Bill Rogers nor Bill Fulbright. Close friends and frequent golf partners until 1969, they drifted apart when Rogers was named Secretary of State. The two continued to play once in a while, but the antiwar chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seemed less intent on the game than on the debate. For his part, Rogers refused more and more often to...

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