WFB, you will be missed
His numerous accomplishments ("Firing Line," Young Americans for Freedom, New York's Conservative Party, the many bestsellers including God and Man at Yale) defy eulogy. But his legacy is much bigger than his curriculum vitæ .
Buckley was the first post-New Deal articulate voice of mainstream conservatism. Decades before conservatism won its first national election in 1980, Buckley had the vision to "stand athwart history, yelling 'Stop' at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who urge it."
While I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I am sure that I would not have founded World Ahead Media, much less now be a part of WorldNetDaily, without the inspiration of this man.
Thank you, sir. Godspeed.