No figure more exquistetly reflected the American Conservative movement both intellectually and within the popular imagination than William F. Buckley. Buckley woke this morning in the presence of His God.
The man who first emerged as a critic of establishment liberalism in God and Man at Yale went on to found the rights most prestigious magazine, National Review, and helped found numerous organizations such as Young Americans for Freedom and the New York Conservative Party. From Firing Line to his Blackford Oakes novels, Buckley was always breathtaking. His wit, charm, and intellectual depth will be sorely missed.
He was not only a great conservative, he was a truly great American.