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William F. Buckley Jr.


William F. Buckley Jr. is the founder of National Review.

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Christopher Hitchens and William F. Buckley Jr. argue over how 1968 changed our nation’s politics and culture.

Uncommon Knowledge classic: “The Sixties” with Hitchens and William F. Buckley

with Christopher Hitchens, William F. Buckley Jr.via Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

In this rereleased interview from 1998, Christopher Hitchens, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine, is a self-proclaimed radical. William F. Buckley, Jr., editor-at-large of National Review magazine, is one of the most noted conservatives in the country. During the 1960’s, Hitchens enjoyed the counter-culture, whereas Buckley was one of the founders of the politically conservative counter counter-culture. Thirty years later (1998), and Hitchens and Buckley are still wrangling over the Revolution. (24:52)

In the News

Milton Friedman, R.I.P.

by William F. Buckley Jr. with Milton Friedmanvia
Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It isn't right to rail against fortune when death comes to a friend, or a hero -- in this case, both -- at the age of 94...

One of a Kind

by William F. Buckley Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

William F. Buckley Jr.

A Million-Dollar Affair

by William F. Buckley Jr.via Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

A tribute to Milton Friedman. By William F. Buckley Jr.

The Courage of Friedrich Hayek

by William F. Buckley Jr.via Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

William F. Buckley Jr. reflects on Friedrich Hayek’s invaluable contributions to the fight against socialism—a fight that was still very much under way when Buckley delivered these remarks a quarter of a century ago.

HISTORY IN THE STREETS: 1968 and the Counterculture

with William F. Buckley Jr.via Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 29, 1998

What happened in 1968 and why? From a bloody war in Vietnam to a bloody struggle for equality in our nation's streets, what is the legacy of '68? William F. Buckley Jr., Editor-at-large at the National Review, and Christopher Hitchens, Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair chose opposing sides that year and now take a look back, explaining the rights and wrongs of the Right and the Left and their personal triumphs and regrets.