William F. Buckley, 1925-2008

William F. Buckley, editor of National Review magazine, co-founder of the modern Conservative Movement along with Senator Barry Goldwater, died today. He was 82. No cause of death has been determined yet.

Conservative Writer, Commentator William F. Buckley Jr. Dies At 82
Associated Press via FoxNews.com
February 27, 2008

We will miss him sorely.

Even those who did not agree with him politically still heaped praise on him for his writing style and skill. Kurt Vonnegut once said how much he enjoyed reading Buckley’s work.

One of my fondest teenaged memories was reading Bloom County by Berke Breathed in the newspaper and seeing this cartoon:

Rest in peace, Mr. Buckley.

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