Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Willam F. Buckley Jr. 1925-2008

“Before Ronald Reagan, there was Barry Goldwater, and before Barry Goldwater there was National Review, and before there was National Review, there was Bill Buckley, with a spark in his mind.”
- George Will

I'm not all that good at eulogies but I will say this much....National Review was my first introduction to conservative reading/thinking. First introduction to anything political really. I was hooked from day one. It is hard to find writing more eloquent than his. I picked up back copies at my my high school library and continued reading way back copies going back to the 60s in college.

R.I.P Mr. Buckley and thank you.


Malcolm said...

I was saddened to hear of his death too.

You generally needed to have a dictionary with you when you listened to him.

Anonymous said...

A sad day.