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William F. Buckley, Jr. R.I.P.

February 27, 2008

Today the inimitable William Frank Buckley, Jr. died, less than a year after his beloved wife, Patricia A. A. Taylor Buckley. The right’s premier philosopher laid the intellectual foundation for the Reagan Revolution which engendered the recrudescence of America economically, militarily, and morally. In 1951 the “Scull & Bones” Eli published his seminal work, “God and Man at Yale,” and served notice that he was more than ready to compete and prevail against the then reigning liberal intellectual elites. This extraordinary polymath founded the National Review, authored over 50 books, hosted Firing Line (from 1966-1999), ran for mayor of New York, served in the U.S. army, worked in the C.I.A., and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President George W. Bush praised Buckley today, saying that he “brought conservative thought into the political mainstream, and helped lay the intellectual foundation for America’s victory in the Cold War.” At his death, Buckley was working on a memoir of President Ronald Reagan. (Buckley’s book on Barry Goldwater is scheduled to come out this spring.) R.I.P. Great Philosoper/Warrior Bon Vivant!

Cf. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/business/media/27cnd-buckley.html?ref=arts