Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bill Buckley created conservatism

William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008) combined Christianity, libertarianism, and the Austrian/Chicago schools of economics, and subjected them all to the test of history, to create what is now known (in the US) as conservatism. The result was compelling because it was both intellectually coherent, as a philosophy should be, and also grounded strongly in experience, as an experimental science should be.

UPDATE: More tributes and remembrances here.

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