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In the ongoing battle over the future of American academia, the conservative movement is about to launch new weapons: guidebooks to help prospective college students choose a school. Both William F. Buckley's National Review magazine and the Madison Center for Educational Affairs, whose founders include former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett and conservative scholar Allan Bloom, are publishing books that purport to lead students to solid, traditional educations.
William F. Buckley Jr. takes personal credit for wrenching American politics to the right over the past three decades. An unabashed ideologue, Buckley has been expounding his highbrow version of conservatism on television since 1966, when "Firing Line," the medium's first political debate program, debuted on 26 stations as a syndicated production of RKO General. Now shown on 232 public-television stations nationwide, the program launches its 25th season today (at 1:30 p.m. on KCET Channel 28).
September 14, 1985 | Associated Press
Author and columnist William F. Buckley Jr. was admitted to a Detroit hospital Friday after complaining of chest and stomach pains, an aide said. Buckley, 59, who was scheduled to address the State Bar of Michigan at its 50th anniversary convention, was first taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital, then was admitted to the coronary care unit at Harper Hospital, his secretary, Francis Bronson, said. "He's in for observations. There is no diagnosis."
April 17, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
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 23, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Testifying on behalf of the writer of a book that accuses a respected Army physician of the murder of his wife and children, author William F. Buckley Jr. on Wednesday described writers as "investigative artists" who may woo their subjects into revealing their worst secrets. "I wouldn't lie about my own beliefs," Buckley said, but the columnist and talk show host said it was "elementary technique" for a writer to conceal his own opinions to keep an interviewee talking.
March 23, 1986 | Nick B. Williams Sr., Williams is a former editor of The Times. and
On these dull foggy days of spring, when I feel boredom pressing down on me, I grab the latest William Buckley novel as an antidote. He makes me sneer, or snicker, or sometimes choke with rage, but never never leaves me quite as placid as I was. I would not say this to his face--the man's too much a master of the verbal counterpunch--but nonetheless, his latest thriller-cum-satire--"High Jinx"--left me more in his debt than I prefer to be.
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 | Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn is a senior editor at the National Interest and the author of "They Knew They Were Right: the Rise of the Neocons."
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.
April 29, 1990 | CLANCY SIGAL, Clancy Sigal, a journalism professor at USC, is also a journalist, novelist, critic and BBC broadcaster.
"Hitler was a liberal." --YAF member, USC THEY THROW fake money at Alan Cranston. At gay activist rallies, they carry "No Special Rights for Sodomites" placards. Dressed as doctors, they bash the heads of dummy babies outside the offices of pro-choice Republicans. Depending on whom you believe, they rig campus elections or are systematically cheated of votes by "radical-riddled" student councils.
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