R.I.P. William F. Buckley Jr.

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One of America’s preeminent conservative thinkers and one of the most influential intellectuals of the last half century has died. Through his work at The National Review and elsewhere, William F. Buckley Jr. helped revitalize conservativism and champion limited government. Unlike so many pundits of today, Buckley was never entirely predictable and kept thinking and debating right up until the end. He was a truly principled conservative and he will be missed.

  • Dos

    I had the honor of meeting William F. Buckley on two occassions. He was a tremendous intellectual force. Unfortunately, NR was taken over by neo-cons several years ago and has yet to recover from that scourge. He will be missed and added to the pantheon of fallen intellectual warriors of the true conservative movement.


  • http://westanddivided.blogspot.com/ mw

    We’ve lost a giant. Perhaps his passing will serve to remind the GOP of what it once was and what it has become.

  • Bubbles

    I had a feeling this was coming…. he hasn’t written a column since the end of January, which was highly unusual since he would rarely skip more than a week or two.

  • TerenceC

    He was a great American – I’ve missed his column(s) and his commentary for some time as well – he was a good man, I rarely agreed with him but always respected his point of view.