William F. Buckley Jr. appreciation thread
Did you know that the Hoover Institution is in the process of digitizing their Firing Line broadcast archives, and that more than 100 episodes are already available through Amazon? At $0.99 per episode, why not join in on the fun?
My favorites so far:
(^ That sociologist lady served such softballs that she HAD TO be a plant!)
Last edited by Goo For You; 01-20-2013 at 10:33 PM.
Very well educated and intelligent man. I could respect him even when I disagreed with him, unlike the majority of current right wing talking heads, and frankly, I thought he was kinda funny sometimes, too. I don't remember watching him enough to cite specific debates, but what I'll never forget is how, when he was getting excited, his tongue would flick around and with his bad skin, he looked like a Gila Monster
Originally Posted by GHP
Originally Posted by MatthewT
Even though I've yet to hear WFB challenge his conservative comrades (notice how he's basically a straight man to Sowell), I love how relentless he was with libertarians. Ron Paul had literally
RP put all his efforts into sidestepping a barrage of devastating questions that shook the foundations of his thinking from every possible angle. WFB's assault exposed him as the clueless demagogue that he really is: His random hodgepodge of radical ideas has really nothing to do with conservatism, or libertarianism. A fair check-mate if there ever was one.
(PS. I just hope that woman in the Sowell interview wasn't a plant... It bugs me to no end when people as smart as WFB use their wits to circle jerk, when they could be using them to expose shitty thinking in their own camp. I think that's the ultimate test of intellectual courage and honesty.)
Last edited by Goo For You; 01-21-2013 at 09:46 AM.