Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr. Is Dead at 82


I have only a couple things to say.

Why did someone over 80 still use the appellation Jr?

Most of the time almost always I disagreed with WFB, but regularly found him to be erudite, logical and interesting. Without opposition, there is no progress.

He will truly be missed, at least by me.

I did particularly like the first paragraph of the Time's obit:
William F. Buckley Jr., who marshaled polysyllabic exuberance, famously arched eyebrows and a refined, perspicacious mind to elevate conservatism to the center of American political discourse, died Wednesday at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 82.

Its much like something WFB would write his own self.

Via NYT.

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