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William F. Buckley Dead

William F. Buckley Dead

I’m not saying I always agreed with his politics, but today’s news on the death of William F. Buckley is sad for me. More so, sad for my father. In our house growing up, Buckley’s work and writing was a constant presence. My father used to read his books as bedtime stories. I know, kinda weird, but it was his fictional writing (not the political books) and that’s the kind of Reagan-era house I grew up in. As I got older, I realized Buckley was a big-time conservative, and never really continued to follow his stuff. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t a smart guy, and it’s a sad loss.

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