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  • That’s a Bunch of Boloney

    05/06/2017 6:28:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-6-17 | MOTUS
    For the Tucker Carlson (and William F. Buckley) fans out there, Washington Post Reporter Warns Journalists To Avoid Tucker Carlson’s ‘Dunk Tank.’ But of course. Given Carlson’s nightly ability to demolish leftwing shibboleths and those who claim to believe them, as William F. Buckley quipped when asked why Bobby Kennedy was declining repeated requests to appear on Firing Line, “Why does baloney reject the grinder?” - From Ed Driscoll at Instapundit And now since we’ve established the premise of this post let me just ask: is there anything better than bologna in all it’s glorious varieties? I say no. American...
  • Firing Line Broadcasts

    02/14/2017 1:37:34 AM PST · by iowamark · 15 replies
    From 1966 to 1999, the television series Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. was a venue for debate and discussion on political, social, and philosophical issues with experts of the day. The broadcast collection includes administrative files, program preparation materials, photographs, transcripts, sound recordings, and videotape copies of the 1,505 programs. Preface With 1,504 installments over 33 years, Firing Line is the longest-running public-affairs show in television history with a single host, William F. Buckley Jr. The Firing Line archives consist of: tapes of all the shows; transcripts of all the shows; for about two-thirds of the shows, the...
  • Wanted: A Sense of Humor

    04/01/2016 2:21:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    It's been a wacky election season, but when hasn't it been? Remember when Ross Perot, who couldn't decide whether he was running or not running for president, did both, alternately jumping in and out of the race as the mood struck him? Welcome to the quadrennial circus that is an American presidential campaign. This year the stacked deck now has two jokers -- Donald Trump, the self-infatuated real-estate magnate of reality TV and the Greater New York Metropolitan Area, and Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey with a gift for gab. Naturally he promptly endorsed The Donald. It's a...
  • Keeping Reagan Alive in an Age of Impulse and Amnesia

    02/06/2016 3:08:54 PM PST · by don-o · 3 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 8/9/15 | George Nash
    Perhaps the most important fact to assimilate about modern American conservatism is that it is not, and has never been, monolithic. It is a coalition with many points of origin and diverse tendencies, not always easy to reconcile. And because of this fact, there has long been a felt need among many conservatives to integrate the Right's divergent components into a philosophically coherent--or at least functional--force. Hence the frequent use of the term fusionism, a word coined more than fifty years ago. Conservatives often like to say that they adhere to a body of immutable truths about human nature and...
  • 'Best of Enemies' is a terrific documentary about the Vidal-Buckley debates

    08/02/2015 12:34:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 31 2015 | Peter Rainer
    As a teenager, I remember watching the 1968 televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley during the two national political conventions and thinking that they were way more entertaining than any of the TV dramas that were popular at the time. Those debates, unaccountably unavailable for the most part since then, have been resurrected as the centerpiece of the terrific documentary “Best of Enemies,” directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon. The film positions those debates as a harbinger of the ideological sword-crossing that has become a staple of TV news. Except what we have now, as opposed...
  • Sobran: My Obsession with Jews [for all who mistakenly think he is a valuable contributor]

    10/30/2003 8:04:40 AM PST · by Chancellor Palpatine · 254 replies · 4,697+ views
    Federal Observer ^ | maybe 10/30/03 | Joe Sobran
    <p>Now and then I get letters and e-mail messages asking why I am so "obsessed" with Jews and Israel. The question amuses me. It would be one thing if I often wrote about Mali, or Honduras, or Borneo, or any other nation or country most people remember only as a name from geography class.</p>
  • Never Again

    09/01/2014 11:07:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-1-14 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    How many times have we heard: “Never again”? (Or taken selfies at a concentration camp or Holocaust museum with those words?) How often have we quoted: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”? And yet: Do we do nothing? What do we actually say in the face of evil? “I don’t want to have on my conscience that I was complicit in something as horrendous as this simply by being quiet,” is how Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., reflected on the persecution being conducted against Christians and other...
  • The Next William F. Buckley: Are there no longer any real Catholic public intellectuals?

    06/03/2014 1:19:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 06/03/2014 | Mark Judge
    It could be due to the usual suspects: the dumbing down of culture. The partisanship of politics and cable television, which doesn’t make time for erudition and deep penetration into an issue. The dominance of secularism. Those are all probably to blame for the fact that there are no longer any real Catholic public intellectuals. Note: I did not say Catholic intellectuals. I said Catholic public intellectuals. William F. Buckley. Richard John Neuhaus. Fulton Sheen. These men were Catholic public intellectuals: they created popular magazines, hosted TV shows, wrote both fiction and nonfiction books. Their prose was literary, and they...
  • Hated textbook gets Reagan’s dark side half right

    02/25/2014 4:14:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-25-14 | Ian Huyett
    Conservative student group Turning Point USA caused a stir last week by posting pages online from a textbook used at the University of South Carolina. The book calls Ronald Reagan “sexist” and says conservatives “take a basically pessimistic view of human nature” — one in which “people are conceived of as being corrupt.” Several avowed conservatives balked not just at the negative portrayal of Reagan but also at the idea that the conservative persuasion contains a measure of pessimism. On this point, the textbook is right and they are wrong. Russell Kirk was the man credited by William F. Buckley...
  • YCC Announces 4th Annual Young Conservative Leadership 'Buckley Award' Winners

    11/15/2013 11:06:12 PM PST · by iowamark
    Award ceremony will take place on Tues, Nov. 19th from 6:00-8:00pm at The Capitol Hill Club Buckley Award Winners: Yuval Levin – National Affairs, Editor & AuthorWill Weatherford – Florida House of Representatives, Speaker of the HouseRyan T. Anderson – The Heritage Foundation: DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society, Fellow & AuthorAlex Smith - College Republican National Committee, National ChairRemy Munasifi – ReasonTV, Comedian, Musician & Video Artist Buckley Award Winner Biographies:Yuval Levin – National Affairs, Editor & AuthorYuval Levin, at age 35, has served as the Editor of National Affairs magazine, an influential conservative policy journal founded in 2009.  Levin has been the organizer of a group of devoted conservatives who are interested...
  • The Israeli Election Winner is... William F. Buckley!

    02/02/2013 9:38:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 2, 2013 | Abraham Katsman
    According to respected political analysts, this election was a crushing defeat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose own party suffered a loss of 25% of its Knesset representation. Or it was a solid vote of confidence for Netanyahu, as he will remain prime minister of a coalition potentially stronger than before. This election was a huge victory for secular Israel. And the incoming Knesset will have the most religious representation ever. The country moved to the right. The country moved left. The center is now stronger. The extremes are stronger. The security hawks, skeptical of the Palestinian Authority's "peace process"...
  • Time to Grow Up, GOP

    01/16/2013 6:42:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure to recognize the limits of that movement's success. American conservatism began as a kind of intellectual hobbyist's group with little hope of changing the broader society. Albert Jay Nock, the cape-wearing libertarian intellectual -- he called himself a "philosophical anarchist" -- who inspired a very young William F. Buckley Jr., argued that political change was impossible because the masses were rubes,...
  • Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Mobilizing the Poor" [Saul Alinsky Interview, 1967]

    11/24/2012 6:35:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | December 11, 1967 | William F Buckley
    Streaming on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Q3JT6A/ Taped on Dec 11, 1967 (New York City, NY) Guest: Saul David Alinsky
  • 170 episodes of "Firing Line" with William F. Buckley streaming free for Amazon Prime customers

    08/31/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    amazon ^ | 1966-1999 | William F Buckley, et al.
    Unlimited, commercial-free instant streaming is included with Amazon Prime.
  • Famous For His Hates: The Cool, Witty Gore Vidal

    08/01/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Drango · 32 replies
    npr ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Chris Bram
    Chris Bram is the author of the novel Gods and Monsters. Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, whole portions of the American public and, most notably, Truman Capote. Yet he could be incredibly generous to other writer friends. He wrote beautiful, appreciative essays about Tennessee Williams and Dawn Powell. He was a man of many facets and endless contradictions. He achieved his first notoriety in 1948 when he was only 22, for his novel, The City and the Pillar. It was the fullest, most frank portrait of gay American life at that time. The book wasn't autobiographical...
  • Newt Gingrich Statement on the Passing of William F. Buckley, Jr.

    01/13/2012 11:07:42 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 7 replies
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | February 27, 2008 | Newt Gingrich
    From writing books, to creating, leading and sustaining National Review Magazine, to his 33-year run as the host of Firing Line on television, Bill Buckley became the indispensable intellectual advocate from whose energy, intelligence, wit, and enthusiasm the best of modern conservatism drew its inspiration and encouragement. It was not until William F. Buckley, Jr., founded National Review Magazine in 1955 that the tide began to slowly turn for conservatives. National Review was a lonely voice of conservatism in an overwhelmingly liberal establishment. Buckley began what led to Senator Barry Goldwater and his Conscience of a Conservative that led to...
  • Interview with Thomas Sowell - Human Events video

    11/12/2011 2:47:47 PM PST · by hocndoc · 8 replies
    Uncommon Knowledge/Human Events ^ | November, 2011 | Peter Robinson and Thomas Sowell
    Five video sections beginning here.Section 1 with video from 1981 introduction by William F. Buckley. He discusses his time as a Marxist, his work with Milton Friedman, and his evolution resulting in his conservativism. Then, in section 5, Dr. Sowell talks about the current crop of Republican Presidential candidates
  • Joe Sobran, R.I.P. [Joseph Sobran, 1946 - 2010]

    09/30/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 155 replies
    Our former NR colleague, Joe Sobran, passed away today after a long battle with a variety of ailments. He was relatively young, just 64, and while physically beaten at the end, he also departed spiritually triumphant.   Surely, in short order, there will be ample reflection — much of it critical — on the hyper-talented, hyper-controversial writer. There will be a recounting of his history at NR, the break, the following years, and Joe’s soured relationship with WFB (happily, they rekindled their friendship before Bill passed away). Good, let’s discuss all that, and more. But later. Right now, let us,...
  • God and Man in the Conservative Movement

    08/25/2010 9:35:14 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | August 25, 2010 | Joe Carter
    If a classic, as Mark Twain claimed, is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read, then William F. Buckley, Jr.’s God and Man at Yale is the epitome of a conservative classic. Few who have read it (and they are indeed few) would dispute its importance to the founding of modern conservatism. As the historian George Nash said, God and Man was “probably the most controversial book in the history of conservatism since 1945 and it’s importance for this movement is manifold.” Still, it’s a book about the failings of Yale in the mid-twentieth century....
  • The Roots of Liberal Condescension

    05/17/2010 7:27:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 596+ views
    The Clairmont Institute ^ | 09 March 2010 | William Voegeli
    The denunciation of Palin took place 45 years after William F. Buckley, Jr., wrote: "I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University." From Richard Nixon's invoking the "silent majority" to Palin's campaigning as a devout, plain-spoken hockey mom, conservatives have claimed that they share the common sense of the common man. Liberals—from Adlai Stevenson to Barack Obama to innumerable writers, artists, and academics—have often been willing foils in this drama, unable to stop themselves from...