William F. Buckley, the influential conservative writer, intellectual, and raconteur, is dead at 82.
Go to National Review Online, which he founded, for a wide array of tributes.
What an important example this man set for a few generations, now, of conservative thinkers. He opened up the public square more effectively, with intellect and humor and insight, than anyone I can think of.
A sad day for the world. WFB took the sentiments of millions and added the intellectual meat.
The sort of person, with the sort of intellect, ambition, grace, wit, and accomplishment, you’d expect a classical education to produce.