Magazine March 5, 2018, Issue

WFB Today

National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr.
In the age of Trump, the movement Bill Buckley founded needs rebuilding

It is ten years since Bill Buckley died. His grins and chicken-scratch edits, his perorations and his piano recitals, his generosity and his flair, were so vivid that there come moments when you think, like Milton dreaming of his late espousèd saint or Wordsworth turning to speak to his heart’s best treasure, that he is still alive. At other times his career and his legacy, though still interesting and important to understand, seem a thousand years old.

He is most vividly present today as a controversialist — the protagonist of hundreds of debates, many of them on his TV show, Firing

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