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.


Brooke said...

It will be missed, indeed!

WomanHonorThyself said...

ah yes..Rest in peace.

Voracious Reader said...

Well said Cube.

nanc said...

even the left holds him in high esteem.

r.i.p. william.

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.

Jen said...

Now that's a drag.

cube said...

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