The end of an era

A moment of silence to honor the passing of one of the great wordsmiths and intellectual provocateurs, William F. Buckley Jr.

Once in a while I agreed with Buckley, most of the time I certainly did not, but I deeply admired his genius for articulate extemporaneous speaking and journalistic commentary. According the the obituary in the New York Times, Buckley’s 33 years with “Firing Line” made him the longest-running host in the history of television.

He entertained, he inflamed, and he enlightened. And he seemed to enjoy it all immensely.