Skip to comments.The History of William F. Buckley
Posted on 03/06/2008 6:20:38 AM PST by Neville Chamberlain
Section Multimedia Posted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 at 02:38:47 PM EST
It's been a week since the passing of one of the last lions of the conservative movement, its greatest pamphleteer and the great unifier of the conservative coalition, William F. Buckley. Maybe in the past week you've spent a little time watching old Firing Line Youtube vids of him debating Gore Vidal or Noam Chomsky. If you haven't, you should. What I'd like to offer is something deeper. Last Wednesday when he passed, The Conservative Institute was fortuned by hearing a lecture from one of this nation's greatest historians and professor of presidential politics, Gleaves Whitney at the metro Detroit New Centurions.
It was an incredible night we'd like to share with you.
First we have compiled a tribute video montage of a serious discussion of William F. Buckley. A history lesson, a couple heartfelt stories from his friends, several of his quotes and a few newspaper clippings commemorating his passing.
Best of Buckley Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpOcZmXVBn4 Best of Buckley Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvFsUbbJXeg
Also I wanted to make the night's lecture available to everyone who is wondering what they may learn by attending the New Centurion Program. The New Centurion Program presents Wednesday Night With Gleaves The Decline and Renewal of American Conservativism and reflections on William F. Buckley on the day of his passing By Gleaves Whitney
Professor Gleaves Whitney is a disciple of William F. Buckley. Gleaves is, a writer, lecturer, and historian; a man who was named the first permanent Senior Fellow of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal and the Director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at GVSU and former speechwriter for Governor Engler. Professor Whitney has delivered his presentation, "The Decline and Renewal of American Conservatism" to New Centurion Programs in Lansing and Grand Rapids. He shared this magnificent presentation with the Metro Detroit Centurions on the night this world lost William F. Buckley. Buckley perhaps more than anyone, unified post war conservatives who produced conservatism's glory days. For the timing of this night, a more fitting lecture could not be found.
1 Opening Remarks, Commemoration of William F. Buckley, Definition of Conservatism Gleaves opens his presentation; The Decline and Renewal of American Conservativism http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5860985824833927877
Wednesday Night with Gleaves Who is Gleaves? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8665597916564211885
Who are the New Centurions? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbXYCxgUDAE
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There will be a public Mass in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in New York on Friday, April 4 at 4PM. His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan will be chief celebrant. The Reverend George W. Rutler will preach.
A private funeral for William F. Buckley, Jr will take place this Saturday March 8th in Connecticut.
Thank you very much for that information. I’ll hope to attend the April 4th event.
This weekend I’ll be at Russell Kirk’s Piety Hill in Mecosta for a small symposium and hear the wonderful story of Buckley’s trip to the backwoods of Michigan from Kirk’s widow, Annette. He and Kirk were such great friends and allies. I’ll post that story here.
Buckley VS Vidal: awesome!!!!
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