The Press: Columns Right

For the last generation at least, liberals and centrists have dominated the field of syndicated columnists. David Lawrence's death last year left a thin list of conservative pundits who have large audiences. Beyond William F. Buckley Jr., James J. Kilpatrick and William S. White, there have been few compelling voices from the right. Now they are getting reinforcements.

One reason that conservatives are finding a larger market is the general disillusionment with conventional liberalism. Another is the Nixon Administration's longstanding plea for "balance" in the press. The result is that some editors and...

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