Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The William F. Buckley Stops Here; Dies Conservatively

William F. Buckley Jr., a conservative icon and public intellectual, died today at the age of 82, The New York Times and Associated Press report.

National Review Online, an outgrowth of the magazine Buckley founded, describes his death at The Corner: I’m devastated to report that our dear friend, mentor, leader, and founder William F. Buckley Jr., died overnight in his study in Stamford, Connecticut. After year of illness, he died while at work; if he had been given a choice on how to depart this world, I suspect that would have been exactly it. At home, still devoted to the war of ideas.
In recent years, Buckley has spent his time on passions like playing the harpsichord and sailing. He died peacefully and nautically.

[USA Today]
[National Review]

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