Update: Obligatory. Buckley vs. Vidal.
Update: An hour with Buckley from the Charlie Rose Show in 2006.
Update: And here’s his most famous piece of writing — the publisher’s statement from the first issue of NR. “NATIONAL REVIEW is out of place, in the sense that the United Nations and the League of Women Voters and the New York Times and Henry Steele Commager are in place.”
Update: They found him at his desk, according to the Times obituary, which must have been on standby for years. Quote: “Two more books, one a political novel, and the other a history of the magazine called ‘Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription’ are scheduled to be published in 2007.”
Update: What Buckley saw at the rEVOLution:
“How would you define the Birch fallacy?” Jay Hall asked.
“The fallacy,” I said, “is the assumption that you can infer subjective intention from objective consequence: we lost China to the Communists, therefore the President of the United States and the Secretary of State wished China to go to the Communists.”
“I like that,” Goldwater said.
Update: Here’s NRO’s obit.