Some on FreeRepublic are aware of some of his background. Not many knew he was a highly trained translator of Polish for the Army way back during the Cold War. Subsequently he was Editor at the National Review for his friend William F. Buckley. That was in the days when National Review defined just what a conservative was. Tim's courage of his convictions hewed to a straight line throughout as an entry in Wiki or Webster's defining true conservativism should show his picture.
Tim's brother is better known to the public, Richard S. Wheeler, writer of over fifty western novels and five time winner of the Spur Award for his writing on the American frontier.
Those who dealt with Tim in semantics and grammar soon found out just how skilled he was as an editor and wordsmith. He is the one who wrote the tough crossword puzzles for the National Review.
On these threads, Tim would treat his adversaries with respect and dignity, getting angry or impatient at times, but remaining the gentleman. The tributes of some who locked swords with him are testimony to that point. I am a contrast, striking back in a less civilized manner.
More to come as I think of it...
“Tim would treat his adversaries with respect and dignity, getting angry or impatient at times, but remaining the gentleman.”
Ping to post #28.
This was all news to me. Thanks for posting it. A great loss.
When did he stop doing the crosswords? Because I know that they got really bad sometime in the mid-1980s.