Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley, Jr.: 1925-2008

Originally uploaded by BHowdy
Kind. Warm. Generous. Magnanimous. Brilliant. Truly faithful.


National Review's editorial tribute is here.

Video of Senator Joeseph Lieberman's tribute on the floor of the United States Senate here.

MORE: This funny little tidbit comes from the WSJ online:
A precocious controversialist, William was but 8 years old when he wrote to the king of England, demanding payment of the British war debt.
And let us not forget that Buckley was the man who popularized the theologically rich statement (originally penned by Eric Voegelin): "Immanentize the Eschaton."