Sign in  |  Register

The New Criterion

America’s leading review of the arts and intellectual life
- Harry Mount, the London Telegraph

Weblog


Fifth Anniversary of William F. Buckley Jr's Passing

by Zach Marschall

Posted: Feb 27, 2013 04:36 PM

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of William F. Buckley Jr. On National Review Online, Roger Kimball addresses Buckley's contribution to conservatism. Roger writes, "Bill started NR with a defiant promise to 'stand athwart history yelling stop!'" Roger also remembers what gave Buckley his appeal:

Part of Bill's genius was the uncanny ability to combine that invigorating yelp of resistance with an inveigling geniality. The combination was irresistible.

Young Friend of The New Criterion Larry Perelman also has an article for National Review Online. He recounts his experience at the Buckley house the day Buckley died. He writes:

I looked outside at the American flag outside the study and at Long Island Sound. I thought about everything Bill had done for his country, and for my family and the countless millions of people who waged battles against Communist regimes around the world.

The New Criterion's Young Friends Advisory Board is hosting a dinner tonight with special guest Father George Rutler, who presided over Buckley's memorial service in 2008. Father Rutler will be delivering remarks at the dinner on the legacy of William F. Buckley.

E-mail to friend

add a comment

Leave this field empty
Name:
Email:
Website:
Verification:

The New Criterion

About ArmaVirumque

 

( AHR-mah wih-ROOM-kweh)

 

In the Aeneid, the Roman poet Virgil sang of "arms and a man" (Arma virumque cano). Month in and month out, The New Criterion expounds with great clarity and wit on the art, culture, and political controversies of our times. With postings of reviews, essays, links, recs, and news, Armavirumque seeks to continue this mission in accordance with the timetable of the digital age.

 

Follow us on Twitter:


 

Shortcut

www.armavirumque.org

 

To contact The New Criterion by email, write to:

  Contact

 

Subscribe to our newsletter!

* indicates required

Events

October 24, 2014

Young friends event: Bushwick Beat Nite


November 04, 2014

Friends and Young Friends Event: Election Night Party


November 12, 2014

Friends and Young Friends Event: Book Launch Party with Andrew Roberts

More events >