PRIMARIES: The Giant Killer

He was the antithesis of Arkansas' self-image. The state's symbol is a raging razorback, and J. William Fulbright is an owl in gabardine. Though they did not profess to understand him very well or to endorse many of his views, the voters of Arkansas had for 30 years been sending Bill Fulbright to Washington. Like fond, if slightly baffled parents, they took pride in the national and global attention he won as the Senate's foremost authority on foreign affairs.

But last week Arkansas turned on its most famous son and emphatically denied...

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