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Let Us Talk of Many Things
“Certainly civilization cannot advance without freedom of inquiry. This fact is self-evident. What seems equally self-evident is that in the process of history certain immutable truths have been revealed and discovered and that their value is not subject to the limitations of time and space. The probing, the relentless debunking, has engendered a skepticism that threatens to pervade and atrophy all our values.” —William F. Buckley Jr., Let Us Talk of Many Things: The Collected Speeches

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  1. I have this book. Also “Nearer My God”, which explicates his faith, the true driver of his thoughts.
    Buckley could be passionately wrong about things as easily as he could be passionately right. He could also, unlike many, correct his errors when convinced of them.
    It is amusing how Buckley does not fit the caricature forged by both friends and enemies. He is sorely missed..

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