The Corner

Buckley Retrospective

Michael M. Uhlmann has a wonderful essay on our fearless leader—”The Right Stuff: William F. Buckley Jr. and the American Conservative Movement”—in the Summer 2005 issue of The Claremont Review of Books. It’s a great mag—edited by Charles Kesler and crammed, as usual, with great writers (the new issue has VDH, Bill Rusher, Kenneth Minogue, former NRer Sarah Bramwell, and many more).

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