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AP Story Details William F. Buckley's DePauw Visit

October 15, 1971

91770October 15, 1971, Greencastle, Ind. — "William F. Buckley told a college audience here Thursday he feels it is 'obvious' that President Nixon's visit to Russia after going to Red China is to exploit differences between the two giants," reports the Associated Press. The nationally distributed story continues, "Speaking to about 2,600 students at DePauw University, Buckley said the president has insisted he's not going to the Soviet Union 'in order to exploit the differences between Russia and China.  But if he is not going there to exploit I'll vote for his impeachment myself.  It is obvious that this is what he is intending to do and obvious that this is what he ought to do.'"

Buckley is a conservative columnist and editor of National Review magazine. The article continues, "Before his address in the DePauw convocation center, Buckley told a news conference the United States should withdraw financial support of the United Nations if Nationalist China is unseated."

The full piece is published in today's Warsaw Times-Union.

Last night's speech took place in DePauw's Bowman Gymnasium.

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