Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley, Jr. 1925-2008

"I am, I fully grant, a phenomenon, but not because of any speed in composition," he wrote in The New York Times Book Review in 1986. "I asked myself the other day, `Who else, on so many issues, has been so right so much of the time?' I couldn't think of anyone." -- William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr. Dies At 82

His erudition, his intelligent drollery and his facile elocution will be sorely missed.


At February 27, 2008 3:23 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

It will be missed, indeed!

At February 27, 2008 5:52 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

ah yes..Rest in peace.

At February 27, 2008 6:47 PM, Blogger Voracious Reader said...

Well said Cube.

At February 28, 2008 9:29 AM, Blogger nanc said...

even the left holds him in high esteem.

r.i.p. william.

At February 28, 2008 9:47 AM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: I loved his quick wit. He looked all laid back in his chair & relaxed, but he could come up with a retort that would leave a burny spot on whoever was debating him.

angel: I agree.

voracious: Thank you.

nanc: You're right. I think it was because he was never averse to a lively debate of ideas, even those that were anathema to his own beliefs.

I think everyone appreciated his wicked sense of humor, too.

At February 28, 2008 9:47 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Now that's a drag.

At February 28, 2008 10:29 PM, Blogger cube said...

jen: It sure is. They just don't make them like WFB any more.


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