February 28, 2008
William F. Buckley Jr., as anybody who has seen the great Buckley impressions by Joe Flaherty or Robin Williams can attest, was hardly inimitable. But the contributions of the National Review founder and long-serving icon of conservatism extended far beyond his personal style and charisma.
February 28, 2008 |
By common consent, William F. Buckley Jr., who died Wednesday, was the father of modern conservatism. But he also ended up as one of the Bush administration's most trenchant critics. His death not only represents the loss of one of America's leading intellectual figures but also underscores the extent of the collapse of the conservative movement that has so decisively shaped politics for decades.
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April 17, 2007 |
Pat Buckley, the fundraiser, New York socialite and wife of conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr., died Sunday in Stamford, Conn. She was 80. She died of septic poisoning after a vascular operation on her left leg, according to the National Review, the magazine founded by her husband in 1955. Pat Buckley was a fixture in New York's social circles for four decades.
July 30, 2004 |
For decades, the lips of William F. Buckley, the maestro of "Firing Line" and other conservative affairs, would famously curl as he regarded the perceived follies of his liberal opponents. But on a recent afternoon, the smile is only sweet as he considers any follies of his own, the bumps sustained on what Buckley, a confirmed man of the sea, might call the long voyage of life. Personal letdowns? No.
June 17, 2002 |
"Crimes Against Humanity; such as murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts against civilian populations." This, along with criminal mistreatment of POWs, conspiracy to wage aggressive war and waging aggressive war, was the charge leveled at such key members of the Third Reich as Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Julius Streicher and Joachim von Ribbentrop at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945.
July 22, 2001 |
"I'm going off now to see the director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs," Elvis said. "Senator Murphy said he'd call him and tell him I wanted to see him. His name--" Elvis removed a memo pad from his pocket. "His name is John Ingersoll." It takes a rare kind of self-confidence to pen a paragraph that has the king of rock 'n' roll running high-level errands through Washington D.C.'s corridors of power. But certainly no one has ever accused William F. Buckley Jr.