Nation: One Conservative's Dream

Ordinarily, everyone has to wait until the day after the election to hold a copy of his dream aloft. But not Conservative Mandarin William F. Buckley Jr.; he put his dreams on a pre-election cover of his weekly National Review. A bogus New York Times front page reported the "glad tidings [of] a conservative tidal wave."

Leading the page was the news that Brother James had won; a picture of the new Senator Buckley beside Nelson Rockefeller asserted that Rocky "glided in on Buckley's coattails." Senator Edward Kennedy and Senator Edmund Muskie were defeated, and victory conferred on but one Democrat—Boston's hardhat...

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