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From Norman Podhoretz’s essay on Overdrive:

As is evident from his friendship with John Kenneth Galbraith, Buckley is not limited to fellow conservatives for companionship. Norman Mailer has breakfast at his apartment after they have debated on a morning TV show, and on the way out they are nearly run over by Senator Daniel P. Moynihan’s station wagon (“Damn,” says Moynihan, whose wit has something in common with Buckley’s, “I could have gotten you both with one swipe,” to which Buckley without missing a beat replies that “Norman had already been killed once that morning”).

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