1. Chris Kulawik  

    This is a sad day for me.

  2. meh  

    Kind of sad actually. He was an intelligent man and actually supported substantial reasonable debate unlike the demagogues of the left and right today.

    • um..

      does bwog actually know anything about buckley?

      Firing Line back in the day was a very contentious show reminiscent of fox news shows...his tiffs with gore vidal are also extremely pointed and memorable.

      Buckley was smart, but he wasn't the one humble, 'genuinely conservative' that fit the acceptable standard of somebody who was allowed to oppose liberal movements. He was intelligent, articulate and passionate and probably would have been viewed as a hannity or ingraham or something (probably smarter than those two) by peers from his day.

  3. this  

    is a sad fay for America.

  4. m b  

    This is awful news...he will be missed.

    For those interested, here's an interesting column he wrote a few weeks ago about Obama, everyone's favorite messiah:


  5. The thing is  

    Buckley's arguments weren't too sound. He just made them with passion and conviction.

  6. college republican  

    Sorry that you think we are not "worthy and genuinely conservative opponents." Maybe you would think otherwise if you actually bothered to listen to us.

  7. thanks bwog  

    for forwarding you nytimes news alerts to my uninformed soul.

  8. Yes, Buckley  

    the paragon of reasonable, intellectual conservativism.

    “The central question that emerges…is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas where it does not predominate numerically? The sobering answer is Yes—the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race.”
    —William F. Buckley, National Review, August 24, 1957


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