The Hoover Institution has just made all 375 episodes of William Buckley’s edifying television show, “Firing Line,” available online
Lou Reed played in Israel and sang out against anti-Semitism. That’s making the late bard of underground counter-culture an unlikely hero to some on the right wing.
In a memoir of his late parents Mr. and Mrs. William F. Buckley, “Losing Mum and Pup,” newly out in paperback from Twelve Publishers, Christopher Buckley quotes from the funeral oration given by Henry Kissinger at his father’s 2008 service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. In it, Kissinger states that the elder Buckley “wrote as Mozart composed, by inspiration; he never needed a second draft.”
Among other things, the late William F. Buckley — giant of postwar American conservatism and founder of National Review — played a key role in purging antisemitism from the ranks of his movement.