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February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr. died at age 82 today.

One of the pillars of American conservatism, William F. Buckley, Jr., died today.  See NYTimes story here.  For more on Buckley, see "The Buckley Effect," NYTimes Oct. 2, 2005.  For more of his writing, on any number of issues, see the National Review's archive of his editorials

As a complete and unnecessary aside, Buckley took me and a few other college student reporters to what was my first dinner at a fancy restaurant, and I was very impressed with the way in which he didn't talk down to us, engaged in conversation, and was very kind both in randomly inviting us out and during the dinner.

-E.R. [email protected]

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