William F. Buckley and Sen. Goldwater Most Popular College Speakers

May 13, 1962 - The busiest and most popular speakers this spring on college campuses across the nation have been Senator Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley Jr. (pictured), founder of The National Review and the intellectual darling of conservative students. Both speakers also draw many liberals and moderates. A close third is the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, the most famous of American religious integrationist leaders. Malcolm X, a Black Muslim, is in strong demand for his shock speeches on black separatism. And the Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling has a heavy schedule of campus speaking engagements. To student peace groups, Dr. Pauling has become the “good scientist” for his stand against nuclear testing.

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