by | Nov 27, 2019

John Simon, a prominent art, film, and books critic, died on Sunday in Valhalla, New York. He was 94. Simon was one of the most critical and widely criticized of American cultural commentators. His reviews in New York magazine, National Review, the Weekly…

by | Nov 28, 2017

Neal Freeman’s byline is one that more conservatives should be acquainted with. Happily, those not familiar with this ever-faithful conservative warrior, both a combatant and a clear and able chronicler of the ideological battles, can catch up with him through this collection of columns, articles, and speeches. They cover significant events, trends, and personalities in the conservative movement from the days of Goldwater to the age of Trump. The previously published pieces in Skirmishes appeared in such as National Review, the Wall Street Journal, and, happy to say, The American Spectator. 

by | Jun 20, 2017

In 1951, a Time magazine wit (probably a Harvard man) called the Yale motto, “For God, For Country, and For Yale” the outstanding anticlimax in the English language. Later that year, Yale graduate William F. Buckley, Jr., perhaps recognizing Time’s…

by | May 8, 2017

From the earliest days, writes Dr. Alvin S Felzenberg, a noted presidential historian and principal spokesman for the 9/11 Commission, “William F. Buckley Jr. presumed to tell heads of state what to do.”

Depending on whether you accept his mother’s or father’s version, when Bill Buckley was either six or seven, he wrote King George V of England, demanding the United Kingdom immediately repay the debt owed to the United States after World War I.

by | Mar 29, 2017

Jon Lovett, the ex-Obama speechwriter, has a bad case of the liberal mania. And oh, yes. He knows what conservatism is. Just ask him. In a conversation on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Lovett told host Brian Stelter just that, as reported here in…

by | Nov 16, 2016

As most TAS readers know, the late Williams F. Buckley Jr. was eloquent in the written and spoken word. On the page he could beguile, inform, and amuse in every form, from the 800-word column to book-length nonfiction as well as spy novels. Comes now-author and Fox newsman James Rosen to present and give context to 52 examples of a genre at which Buckley excelled, the eulogy.

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