Buckley at The Dartmouth Review Gala

“I got to tell him once what I thought of him, almost, to his face,” Rick writes below. Me too.

Like Rick’s, my comments took the form of a toast—in this case, in April 2006, at the Union League Club, during the 25th anniversary dinner of the Dartmouth Review, to which he had given constant encouragement—and, from time to time, I later learned, financial contributions. (During the reception beforehand, Pat Buckley, who never altogether approved of Yale events, let alone of devoting her time to Dartmouth, demonstrated the extent of his support. “Peter,” she said, “can you possibly explain why my husband has insisted on bringing me here?”)

Read on to see what Trustee Peter Robinson said.