The Corner

The Buckley Stops Here

Today’s Between the Covers podcast is with James Buckley, author of Freedom at Risk: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State. Yes, he’s related to WFB–and we talk about what it was like to have WFB as a kid brother. We also discuss Jim Buckley’s career in all three branches of government (senator, under secretary of state, federal judge), if Republicans should vote to confirm liberal justices to the Supreme Court, and whether Barack Obama reminds him of Jimmy Carter.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.