Friday, February 29, 2008

William F. Buckley, RIP

I've been terribly busy, so I had no chance until now to remark on the passing of William F. Buckley, my favorite conservative (and everyone else's, too, I guess.) As a longtime newspaper reporter, I was delighted by the title of Mr. Buckley's latest book, CANCEL YOUR OWN GODDAM SUBSCRIPTION. My wife, the librarian, who apparently doesn't take very many angry calls from readers, could not make out why the title amused me so much.

Reason's Hit and Run blog posts many interesting notices on Buckley, including this interview with the magazine. Interview on NPR's "Fresh Air" is here.

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