Remembering William F. Buckley, He Drove The Haters From Conservatism

As I do most mornings one the first emails I opened in the morning was the NRO Morning Jolt (which if you don’t receive you should).  Today’s Jolt was penned by Jack Fowler rather than the usual author Jim Geraghty who began with a tribute to William F. Buckley.`

As is our custom, the offices of National Review are closed the day following Thanksgiving. The turkey does make you groggy, after all. Never mind the hard cider.

But a day without a Jolt? Perish that thought. We’ll keep it short and sweet, but keep it we will — enjoy this classic piece by Bill Buckley on gratitude.

By the way, today would have been Bill’s 92nd birthday. My colleagues at NRO put together a terrific photo essay

I remember an honor William F. Buckley for a different reason than most conservatives. William F. Buckley, who was



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