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William F. Buckley

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  • So many perils, so little time

    [This story ran in the Los Angeles Times on July 20, 2004] First, from Switzerland, came word that the world's oldest mountain guide had left the Earth. Then, from the East Coast, came reports that author and ancient mariner William F. Buckley had left...
  • Conservative Columnist William Safire Dies

    Conservative Columnist William Safire Dies
    NEW YORK -- William Safire, the conservative columnist and word warrior who feared no politician or corner of the English language, died Sunday at age 79. The Pulitzer Prize winner died in Maryland, his assistant Rosemary Shields said. He had been...
  • NY Columnist; Speechwriter William Safire Dies at 79

    NY Columnist; Speechwriter William Safire Dies at 79
    Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist, language expert and former White House speechwriter William Safire died Sunday, his assistant said. Safire, who was 79, had been diagnosed with cancer and died at a hospice in Maryland, assistant Rosemary...
  • 'Far Bright Star: A Novel' by Robert Olmstead, 'Inventing American History' by William Hogeland, 'Summer Will Show' by Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Plants Don't Drink Coffee' by Unai Elorriaga, 'A Final Arc of Sky' by Jennifer Culkin

    Far Bright Star A Novel Robert Olmstead Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 208 pp., $23.95 "Thus far the summer of 1916 had been a siege of wrathy wind and heated air. Dust and light. Sand and light. Wind and light." So begins the story of Napoleon...
  • Extension 720 Audio Archives, March 2008

    Is the power and influence of the United States declining as the global economy flourishes? Yes, says our guest on this show. And it's not necessarily for the reasons you might think, such as the rising power of China and the European Union, although...
  • Extension 720 Program Guide July 2009

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 1ST CAP AND TRADE The House of Representatives has just passed their cap and trade legislation, and it now moves on to the Senate. You've heard from the media and from public figures and politicians about how this bill will solve our...
  • Peter Bart's controversial reign is ending at Variety

    Peter Bart's controversial reign is ending at Variety
    For much of the 20th century, Variety was the entertainment industry's bible, a must-read of Hollywood. Barely into the 21st, the venerable trade newspaper has been dethroned by bloggers and collapsing revenue. Now its formidable editor in chief -- who...
  • 10 things you might not know about marijuana

    Sunday is April 20, known to marijuana users as "4/20," a counterculture holiday recognizing America's most commonly used illegal drug. The number "420" is code for marijuana, and was most likely invented in the 1970s at San Rafael High School in Marin...
  • He's No Longer a Lone Voice in the Conservative Wilderness. But the Letters, Columns and Books Keep Coming.

    It's been a half century since a young firebrand named William F. Buckley Jr. burst onto the political scene with "God and Man at Yale," a scathing indictment of his liberal alma mater. By age 30, he had founded the conservative magazine National Review,...
  • Gore Vidal's Novel 'Hollywood' Is Just Out, but the Great Curmudgeon Is Not Celebrating

    IT IS DECEMBER, AND THE AIR is a wash of silky light, astringently cool, but sunny enough to allow one to bathe in multiple sensations of warmth. Under white canvas umbrellas in outdoor cafes the beautiful ladies of Rome in their beautiful furs cross...
  • Decline and Vidal

    According to Gore Vidal, American society has three ways of handling its critics: "One is to black you out altogether, which they did with Noam Chomsky--he can't get published anywhere; he's been made a nonperson. Or they demonize you, which they did with...