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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley has died at 82

William F. Buckley, a leading contributor to the conservative movement, scourge of American liberalism, and founder of the National Review succombed to emphysema today at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.

Buckley was often sarcastic and cruel in defense of his beliefs. His gladiatorial contests on air reached a climax in this infamous row with Gore Vidal in 1968. When Vidal persisted in suggesting that Buckley's views made him something close to a fascist, Buckley burst out: "Now, listen, you queer. Stop calling me a crypto-Nazi, or I'll sock you in the face!":



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Blogger betmo said...

guess the truth hurt even back then. i wish i could say i respected the conservative viewpoint- but i don't. and i am not really sorry he is gone. he lived a long and full life- which is more than i can say for millions of innocent people in this country and around the world who were the victims of his ideology.

title="comment permalink">February 27, 2008 7:33 PM  
Blogger Human said...

May the Lord have Mercy on his Soul.
Peace.

title="comment permalink">February 27, 2008 7:45 PM  

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