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Category Archives: William F. Buckley

William F. Buckley Remembered

William F. Buckley National Review Dear Mr. Buckley, Despite being a liberal who never met you, except through Firing Line and your columns, I still miss your wit and charm and, let us not fail to mention, your convoluted but entertaining proclamations about conservative rectitude. As noted by some of those fortunate to have known […]

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Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley

Many do not know that after World War II, while an undergraduate at Yale, William F. Buckley taught beginning Spanish at the university. As a child in Paris his primary languages had been Spanish and French and, though at age seven he finally began the academic study of English, he would soon spend much time […]

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Heavyweight Scholars at War

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring”

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