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Time Capsule: ‘The Great Dissenter’ Suffers Crushing Defeat

Time Capsule: ‘The Great Dissenter’ Suffers Crushing Defeat

Sen. J. William Fulbright, who helped to rally opposition to the war in Vietnam from his powerful perch on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was overwhelmingly defeated in a bid for a sixth consecutive term in the U.S. Senate on this day in 1974. Fulbright, whose dreams of culminating his long public career with a [...]