The country has lost one of the great minds of the 20th Century. William F. Buckley has died. Mr. Buckley was a prolific writer, journalist, commentator, debate host, and educator.
I remember about twenty years ago, before laptops were functional, Buckey reported that he had eight computers. One for everywhere he would find himself sitting. Buckley could type 120 words a minute, faster than the old word processors could manage.
Mr. Buckley wrote essays, political commentary, government analysis, and children’s books. He hosted the important Frontline on PBS.
He was considered a conservative. I found him to be thoughtful. He was respected by all as an intellectual – and with cause. Mr. Buckley did not allow his emotions to distort reason and logic – which set him apart from the modern conservative.
When Limbaugh and Coulter stand up as representatives of the conservatives I just whence. That is because I think of the example of Mr. William F. Buckley.
This is a voice that this country will suffer without.