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William F. Buckley, Jr.
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Commentator
    (November 24, 1925-February 27, 2008)
    Raised in Paris and London
    Resided in Manhattan and Switzerland
    Founded the conservative magazine ‘National Review (1955)’
    Host of ‘Firing Line (1966-1999)’
    He was pompous and verbose.
    He spoke with an affected British accent.
    He had horrendous posture.
    He ran for Mayor of New York and received only 13% of the vote (1965).
    He called Gore Vidal a ‘queer’ during a televised debate (1968).
    He said ‘warnings’ should be tattooed on the buttocks of people with AIDS.
    He hated the Beatles.
    With age he bacme less influential.
    His face looked like it was decomposing.
    His ‘National Review’ magazine is an important venue for conservative viewpoints.
    ‘Firing Line’ was one of the first (and most popular) political talk shows.
    He was called ‘the reigning grand-daddy of conservative American thought.’
    One critic wrote: ‘For young conservatives, the name Buckley is second only to Reagan on the hero scale.’
    He served as an Army lieutenant during World War II.
    He did U.S. espionage work in Mexico.
    He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1991).
    He spoke French and Spanish fluently.
    He favored legalization of marijuana.
    He loved peanut butter.

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