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40 years ago: Buckley speech at KU lacking in optimism

November 7, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 7, 1971:

  • "How does one discover that one is slipping into a dark age?" This was the key question posed by editor-columnist William F. Buckley Jr. when he addressed a capacity crowd at Kansas University. Buckley, who had fielded student questions after his speech, appeared to offer little optimism about the future of the nation if it stayed on its current path.
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