When Ramparts Reigned

How Ramparts went from Catholic literary magazine to the vanguard of the New Left.

Vol. 7 No. 12 — December 1968.

In 1966, William F. Buckley hosted an episode of Firing Line titled “Is Ramparts Magazine Un-American?” Gesturing to his guest, Ramparts editor Bob Scheer, Buckley went on the offensive, saying, “Here is a man … whose magazine defends a lot of positions that are uniquely defended by communists. I don’t think he understands the consequences of […]

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