Thursday, November 24, 2005

Felicem diem Natalem

That’s Latin for “Happy Birthday” which is I think an appropriate way to express best wishes to William F. Buckley who turns 80 years old today.

Buckley, of course, is almost as well known for his erudite use of language as he is for his brilliant and trenchant defence of conservatism.

His greatest achievement was the creation of National Review magazine which in the dark days of the 1960s and 70s, was one of the few voices of reason.

Check out George Will’s excellent tribute.

2 comments:

Leon Altman said...

National Review may have been Buckley's greatest achievement, but don't overlook Firing Line. TV today looks so anemic compared to the erudite TV debates hosted by Buckley.

The Eclectic Investor

Anonymous said...

Multo felicem festivumque diem natalem Christi et novum annum salutarissimum et prosperum!