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Gore Vidal Speaks Seriously Ill of the Dead
Gore Vidal's Essays

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In this essay, first published in 2008, the iconic author objected to Newsweek's obituary of his onetime rival, William F Buckley, a "knightly man" who stood up to "bullies" like Gore Vidal by verbally gay-bashing him on national televisionIn this essay, first published in 2008, Gore Vidal objected to Newsweek's obituary of his onetime rival, William F Buckley .

Megan Hustad on Class in America
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Two memoirs -- Eve Pell’s “We Used to Own the Bronx” and Christopher Buckley’s “Losing Mum and Pup” -- demonstrate, each in its own way, that all that glitters is not gold and that the price exacted by extreme social anxiety is very high indeed. A feast of the higher gossip and raw meat for social anthropologists.

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Right, so Kathleen Parker, columnist for the National Review (now officially a Buckley-free zone), didn't really divulge on Monday's "Colbert Report" exactly who in the White House wrote her secret e-mails to commend her for declaring Sarah Palin to be unprepared to head to the White House in any capacity. But Colbert did get close to finding out whom Parker will vote for on Nov. 4.

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Christopher Buckley has resigned from his father's magazine, with the help of a stiff boot to the rear, thanks to his recent endorsement of Barack Obama. The satirist says he has no hard feelings, but "I have been effectively fatwahed (is that how you spell it?) by the conservative movement, and the magazine that my father founded must now distance itself from me."

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In this edition of "New Rules," the "Real Time" host takes on Alberto Gonzales, Mexican cruises and conservative slurs: "To honor the life of William F. Buckley, conservatives have to take the high road against Barack Obama."

William F. Buckley Jr. Dead at 82

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The father of modern conservatism died while at work in his study. He had suffered from emphysema. Buckley began his distinguished and varied career when conservative ideas were extremely unpopular and managed to build a thriving political movement. Buckley recently raised eyebrows by breaking with President Bush and challenging his conservative credentials.

Buckley: Bush Should Have Resigned

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Watch William F. Buckley Jr., the godfather of modern conservatism, tell a CBS reporter how any self-respecting head of state would have stepped down from office had he or she made the kinds of mistakes that Bush has made.

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