Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist

Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist

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by William F. Buckley Jr.
     
 

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In Happy Days Were Here Again, William F. Buckley Jr. offers a collection of his finest essays from the latter part of his long career. Sometimes celebrating, sometimes assailing, Buckley takes on opponents ranging from Mikhail Gorbachev to Carl Sagan to Leonard Bernstein; reflects on the academic scene, the Gulf War, and the idea of sin; and offers

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In Happy Days Were Here Again, William F. Buckley Jr. offers a collection of his finest essays from the latter part of his long career. Sometimes celebrating, sometimes assailing, Buckley takes on opponents ranging from Mikhail Gorbachev to Carl Sagan to Leonard Bernstein; reflects on the academic scene, the Gulf War, and the idea of sin; and offers appreciations of friends, both right and left. For everyone who appreciates the wit and style of America’s pre-eminent conservative, this is a must-have collection.

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A slashing, energetic collection of columns and articles dealing with the political landscape, the Gulf War, the U.N. and other topics. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465003358
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author


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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