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William F. Buckley

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  • Idiotic orthodoxy?

     
    In What if all sides are wrong about taxes? (Salon), Michael Lind tells the following tale: Back in the 1980s, when I was a young neoconservative (when that meant Cold War liberal, not Middle East-bombing neo-imperialist), my work helping William......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Charles Snelling, RIP.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you've spent any time moving through Pennsylvania's political circles, particularly Republican ones in the Lehigh Valley, then there's a pretty good chance you met Charles Snelling more than once. Loud, gregarious...
  • Gore Vidal's quotes, quips memorialized on Twitter

     
    Gore Vidal, who died at his Hollywood Hills home, was known for his unmatched wit and one-liners....
  • Your Favorite Quotes

     
    My column Saturday contrasted the philosophies expressed by author/philosopher Ayn Rand and the heroes of her novels with the Harper Lee character Atticus Finch. Specifically, I cited something Finch said to his daughter in "To Kill a Mockingbird." "You...
  • Meet the commenters: 'Greg J'

     
    Real name: Gregory Gender: Male Age: 40 Occupation: Corporate Tax Family info: Single Resides: Logan Square, Chicago Me standing in the Black Sea at Batumi, Republic of Georgia where I celebrated my birthday this fall. Political philosophy: I support...
  • 'Losing Mum and Pup' by Christopher Buckley

    'Losing Mum and Pup' by Christopher Buckley
    Some years ago, when they still lived in Malibu, the late John Gregory Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion, entertained a prominent magazine journalist and author at dinner. It was December and, afterward, they invited their guest to accompany them to their...
  • 'Far Bright Star: A Novel' by Robert Olmstead, 'Inventing American History' by William Hogeland, 'Summer Will Show' by Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Plants Don't Drink Coffee' by Unai Elorriaga, 'A Final Arc of Sky' by Jennifer Culkin

    Far Bright Star A Novel Robert Olmstead Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 208 pp., $23.95 "Thus far the summer of 1916 had been a siege of wrathy wind and heated air. Dust and light. Sand and light. Wind and light." So begins the story of Napoleon...
  • Why we read

    Why we read
    There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
  • The tired war on Rush Limbaugh

    The tired war on Rush Limbaugh
    Here we go again. Rush Limbaugh is public enemy No. 1. Liberal bloggers and media chin-strokers are aghast at Limbaugh's statement that he hopes Barack Obama fails. Well, given what Obama wants to do, I hope he fails too. Of course I want the...
  • Peter Bart's controversial reign is ending at Variety

    Peter Bart's controversial reign is ending at Variety
    For much of the 20th century, Variety was the entertainment industry's bible, a must-read of Hollywood. Barely into the 21st, the venerable trade newspaper has been dethroned by bloggers and collapsing revenue. Now its formidable editor in chief -- who...
  • "The Privileges: A Novel" by Jonathan Dee

    "The Privileges: A Novel" by Jonathan Dee
    "The Privileges: A Novel" By Jonathan Dee Random House 272 pages, $25 The late Mrs. William F. Buckley Jr.—that splendid, long-reigning demigoddess of New York social life-- would have had little patience for Adam and Cynthia Morey, the charmed and...