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Judis captures Buckley's zest and elan, showing the youthful son of a wildcat oilman as well as the articulate, urbane Buckley. Readers meet the man who influenced a generation of politicians--the man who founded today's American conservatism. 16-page photo insert.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published January 29th 2001 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1988)
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Buckley spoke each year at [Young Americans for Freedom];s convention to affirm his link to the organization that he had helped create. Held in September 1964 at the Commodore Hotel in New York City, the convention, as YAF's chairman Robert Bauman saw it, was meant to charge up the delegates for the fall [1964 Presidential] campaign. But Buckley had other things in mind.

Standing at a podium draped with a huge American flag, Buckley declared that "we do not believe in the Platonic affirmations of
Steve Fink
Lays out conservative philosophy. A great read! The prose is moving as well as the ideas.
Jonnie Enloe
revealing of Buckley's personality and wit. Author does excellent of revealing real man.
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John B. Judis is an American journalist. Born in Chicago he attended Amherst College and received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a senior editor at The New Republic and a contributing editor to The American Prospect.

A founding editor of Socialist Revolution (now Socialist Review) in 1969 and of the East Bay Voice in the 1970s, Judis started
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