We lost a great thinker, author, and American hero today.
So many will say so much more, and so much better, than I ever could, so I’ll keep it short. He stood athwart history yelling “Stop!”, apparently until his last breath, given that he died in his study.
I admire his nearly unbelievable list of accomplishments. I hold many of the views he held.
I am most in awe of his writing and speaking abilities. I believe that this morning, we lost the single greatest user of the English language of the past century, and one of the most comprehensive masters of it of all time. It is simply not possible to command a language any more capably.
I’m thankful that so much of his work remains for me to explore.
Thank you, Mr. Buckley. RIP.