I loved watching Firing Line on PBS. A show where people were encouraged to think and discuss big ideas, in a civil manner. Wow! Even in the early eighties, we didn't see much of that in the MSM, and we sure as heck don't see it at all today.
Buckley's vocabulary - glorious.
Buckley's politics - for the most part, not my own.
Mostly, I like that he didn't take himself too seriously.
Thank you Mr. Buckley. You helped open the mind of a kid from backwoods Alaska, and I have always been grateful
NYT - William F. Buckley Jr. is dead at 82