Thursday, March 15, 2007

Good Article on William F. Buckley

New Republic redeems itself with a fascinating article on Buckley and his lack of support for Bush's Iraq war. His brand of conservatism is portrayed as that of a "Spanish Aristocrat", a blend of his Catholic upbringing and moneyed capitalism.

He's also portrayed as the only conservative with a long enough memory to include the America First Movement of Lindbergh, Roosevelt and WWII, Vietnam and the fall of Liberalism. This history gives him a unique perspective on the folly that is the Iraq War.