Thursday, February 28, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr.: Inveighing He Did Go

It was a little saddening to learn that Bill had passed away the other day at his Connecticut home at the age of 82.

As a young man, I was a devoted, entranced viewer of “Firing Line” every week, and treasured his collections of witty, eloquent and thought-provoking essays that were well-thumbed parts of my library. To me, he was the ideal of a principled, authentic conservative, and I’m quite unapologetic about my deep affection and admiration for the man. You’ll be missed...