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    William F. Buckley Jr.: Remembering a Conservative Founder

    For many, being “conservative” isn’t enough. No, people on the political right tend to subdivide into smaller groupings: neoconservative, fiscal conservative, social conservative, crunchy conservative (one who enjoys eating granola at lunch). Sometimes conservatives focus on individual issues and miss the big picture. Luckily, an intellectual leader showed us how … More

    Conservatism vs. Libertarianism: Heritage, Cato Square Off in Debate

    Which is the preferable philosophy, conservatism or libertarianism? Last Wednesday, interns from The Cato Institute (Matthew Cavedon and Jack Solowey) and The Heritage Foundation (Maura Cremin and Keith Neely) participated in the annual intern debate held in Cato’s F.A. Hayek Auditorium to sharpen their understanding of the differences between traditional conservatism and … More

    William F. Buckley: Conservatism's Intellectual Godfather

    Sixty years ago this November, a recent Yale graduate published a book that outraged the distinguished university’s administration and launched a young conservative’s career. The book was God and Man at Yale. The man was William F. Buckley, Jr. The book’s success led Buckley to found National Review in 1955, … More

    Why Aren't College Students Revolting?

    Among the speakers at this week’s Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing, the consensus was clear: College students could stand more exposure to conservative ideas. The inherent contradiction of the liberal political consensus among students is mystifying, the speakers said. American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin put it this way: “Young people … More

    Standing Athwart History: The Life of William F. Buckley, Jr.

    In its infancy, the conservative movement was a set of philosophically diverse, isolated camps, whose internal divisions enabled the left to deride them as intellectual weak. These conservative camps would remain divided and functionally conquered—unless an overriding event or an individual of unusual resolve and charisma brought them together. The … More

    Gore Vidal Wishes He Had "Murdered" President Bush

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O2ke-AuJkQ[/youtube] The supposed assassination of a U.S. president is no laughing matter.  All Americans of all political persuasions hold sacred the safety of our elected leaders.  When baby boomers remember where they were on November 22, 1963, they don’t associate that remorse with a particular Kennedy policy, they merely know … More

    Bozell Speaks on Buckley's 'The Reagan I Knew'

    L. Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center and nephew of the late National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr., visited Heritage last week to promote Buckley’s last book “The Reagan I Knew.” Published in October after Buckley’s death, the book documents the 30-year friendship with the late president. … More

    A Teacher and Friend

    An audible gasp could be heard throughout the building when news spread that William F. Buckley Jr. died this morning. Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner (pictured above with Buckley, center, and former Attorney General Ed Meese, left) has issued a statement: Without Bill Buckley there would be no National Review. … More