Let Us Talk of Many Things: The Collected Speeches

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Basic Books, Oct 28, 2008 - Political Science - 544 pages
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Let Us Talk of Many Things, first published in 2000, brings together Buckley's finest speeches from throughout his career. Always deliciously provocative, they cover a vast range of topics: the end of the Cold War, manners in politics, the failure of the War on Drugs, the importance of winning the America's Cup, and much else. Reissued with additional speeches, Let Us Talk of Many Things is the ideal gift for any serious conservative.
 

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In his 74 years, Buckley has racked up a dazzling list of achievements: author of more than 30 novels and nonfiction works, founder of the National Review, host of the PBS series Firing Line, and ... Read full review

Contents

Today We Are Educated Men
3
On congressional investigations
16
In the End We Will Bury Him
33
Scholar Fighter Westerner
38
What Could We Learn from a Communist?
58
The Impending Defeat of Barry Goldwater
74
Buckley versus Buckley
88
You Have Seen Too Much in China
108
His Rhythms Were Not of This World
261
Earl Warren and the Meaning of the Constitution
275
The Girls Club of Britain
290
The Genesis of Blackford Oakes
308
The Distinguished Mr Buckley
322
A Hero of the Reagan Revolution
337
On the end of the Soviet Union
351
A valedictory
364

The Duty of the Educated Catholic II 2
112
On the Perspective of the EighteenYearOld I 28
128
On the WellTempered Spirit
145
To a conference of judges
163
On visiting Brezhnevs Soviet Union
179
On Preserving the Tokens of Hope and Truth I9 I
191
The Terrible Sadness of Spiro Agnew
208
The Courage of Friedrich Hayek
223
To the American Cancer Society
238
A Party for Henry Kissinger
252
Singularly Humane
375
The Architectural Splendor of Barry Goldwater
389
The Drug War Is Not Working
404
The Mother Hen of Modern Conservatism
426
A Serene Gravity
435
A special toast
441
On President Clintons problem
457
Index
479
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William F. Buckley Jr. (1925—2008) was the author and editor of over fifty works of fiction and nonfiction. The founder and former editor-in-chief of National Review and former host of “Firing Line,” he was one of the intellectual leaders of the right from the 1950s until his death in 2008. His syndicated column, “On the Right,” was begun in 1962. He served as a CIA agent in the early 1950s, helped found the Young Americans for Freedom in 1960, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H.W. Bush in 1991. His most recent work of nonfiction, FlyingHigh, an appreciation of Barry Goldwater, was published by Basic Books in 2007.

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