Wednesday, February 27, 2008

God Rest Ye Soul William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008)

From the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute:

A beloved icon of conservatism, William F. Buckley, Jr. passed away this morning at home in his study. “Mr. Buckley once told me that he knew Clare Boothe Luce would be proud of the Institute’s work,” said Michelle Easton, president of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. “What an honor that this founder of the modern conservative movement supported our work for America’s women.”

Clare Boothe Luce was an admirer of Buckley—and he of her. And no wonder. Buckley’s philosophy, intellect and courage contributed so extraordinarily to the rise of the conservative movement. “Truly a man before his time, Mr. Buckley genuinely appreciated all the strong women who touched his life, personally and professionally,” says Easton. “We will miss him dearly.”

Rest in peace, Mr. Buckley.

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