Universities: Marxmanship at Illinois

His colleagues say of Revilo P. Oliver, professor of classics at the University of Illinois, that "his first name is his last name spelled backward because he doesn't know if he's coming or going."* A competent Latin and Greek scholar, Oliver is a national officer of the John Birch Society. In recent issues of American Opinion, the Birch magazine, he published, under the title "Marxmanship in Dallas," the most elaborate version yet of the diehard "plot" theory of the Kennedy assassination. The Communists executed the President, says Oliver, intending to blame ultrarightists and trigger "a domestic takeover." Not...