Thursday, February 28, 2008

RIP William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008)

BMBS mourns the loss of conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr., who passed away yesterday at the age of 82. Buckley was a prolific, intellectual heavyweight credited with making conservatism cool at a time when it was considered reactionary and geeky. He founded National Review in 1955 and oversaw the growth of the movement from a fringe ideology to a dominant political creed during the latter half of the twentieth century. He was also a devout Catholic who attended Latin Mass regularly.

And no, he wasn't in any way related to Bray Buckley.


Donnie said...

Bray's dad (with the help of Jiggs Watson) runs the Beach Bum Parade which might not take place this year due to the drought.

HANK said...

Also, Bray's dad attending Aquinas High School in Augusta, GA.

Savannah has a Latin Mass every week now at Cathedral. Mass is at 1:00.

Snuffy said...

Correction: Bray's stepfather helps organize the Beach Bum Parade and also teaches Geometry at BC.

Donnie said...

Latin, a language, dead as dead can be. What once killed the Romans is now killing me- Charles Francis Seyden 62'