Magazine May 17, 2010, Issue

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Detail of Texas state flag. (Jeff Ferguson/Dreamstime)

Standing Up for Crockett’s Stand

It was appalling to read the description of Davy Crockett, a defender of the Alamo, as a “gaudy self-promoter” in your commemoration of Fess Parker (“The Week,” April 19).

The founder and longtime editor of National Review, William F. Buckley Jr., defended the memory and history of Davy Crockett and the Alamo. Jay Winik quoted Buckley’s comments in his review of A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory, by Randy Roberts and James S. Olson, in NR in 2001. Winik wrote: “By the late 1960s, the authors tell us, the Alamo, like so

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