William F. Buckley has died at 82

The self-professed father of conservatism, although the neocon’s eventually pissed him off, has left this sphere. He wrote 45 books, founded The National Review and wrote millions of words in the process. The NYT has a piece up about him here. Norman Mailer had this to say about Buckley once when asked about him:

“No other act can project simultaneous hints that he is in the act of playing Commodore of the Yacht Club, Joseph Goebbels, Robert Mitchum, Maverick, Savonarola, the nice prep school kid next door, and the snows of yesteryear,”

Buckley also supported the decriminalization of marijuana. Probably one of the few things we had in common.

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2 Responses to “William F. Buckley has died at 82”

  1. Craig R. Harmon Says:

    You beat me to it, Dusty. My notice of WFB’s passing is above.

    Sad day for me. :-(

  2. Dusty Says:

    Yes, I am sure it is a sad day for you. I did respect how he came to hate the neocons however. ;)

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