The Ghost of William F. Buckley Lives


Amazing how the writings of William F. Buckley almost speak from the grave?  This, from an article written for Cigar Aficianado in 2002:

Look for the narcissist. The most obvious target in today’s lineup is, of course, Donald Trump. When he looks at a glass, he is mesmerized by its reflection. If Donald Trump were shaped a little differently, he would compete for Miss America. But whatever the depths of self-enchantment, the demagogue has to say something. So what does Trump say? That he is a successful businessman and that that is what America needs in the Oval Office. There is some plausibility in this, though not much. The greatest deeds of American Presidents — midwifing the new republic; freeing the slaves; harnessing the energies and vision needed to win the Cold War — had little to do with a bottom line.


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One Response to The Ghost of William F. Buckley Lives

  1. In 1965, William F. Buckley ran for mayor of New York, lost, and wrote a book about it. Fifty years later, The Unmaking of a Mayor is at once timeless and relevant for 2016.

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