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From the obit in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

“He followed Walter Lippmann as one of the great journalists of his time,” said Jeffrey Hart, an emeritus professor of English at Dartmouth College who has been a senior editor at National Review for 39 years.

“Lippmann interpreted the New Deal to a wide audience. Buckley started the conservative movement and it reached its peak with the election of Reagan and, from Buckley’s point of view, came to grief with the invasion of Iraq. He always had an independent streak and a genius for friendship.”

The whole thing here.