FULBRIGHT OF ARKANSAS by Karl-Ed. Meyer

FULBRIGHT OF ARKANSAS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If there were nothing more in his record than the 39 words of his ""Fulbright Resolution"" which laid the groundwork for the creation and our acceptance of the U.N., Senator Fulbright's place in history books might be assured; but this was merely his ""first constructive effort"" as a fledgling congressman. Intended to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his appearance in Congress, this collection of 41 ""major statements"" culled from Congressional records, speeches, articles and letters, comments on the major issues in which Fulbright has been involved. These range from his leadership of anti-McCarthyism to the Fulbright Scholarship program, to many astute and bravely fought battles in the realm of foreign policy (both previous to and since he became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee). While frankly ""for"" him, this is not a whitewashing ""official"" release: his ""Southern orthodox"" record on civil rights and most other domestic programs is duly noted. Washington Post-man Karl Meyer's ""Introductory Profile"" and connective matter permit Fulbright, the political animal, to stand forth clearly in all his controversiality, as well as in his courageousness and independence. Walter Lippmann's brief, rather confusing Preface defines the Senator as a ""conservative"" with the elastic proviso that ""most intelligent conservatives are liberal in temper and progressive in policy"". A stimulating review of recent history through the lively language of one man who has done a great deal to shape it.

Pub Date: Jan. 20th, 1962
Publisher: McKay-Luce