Happy Days Were Here Again by William F. Buckley Jr.
Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist

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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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Editor and writer William F. Buckley, Jr. was born in New York City on November 24, 1925. While at Yale University, he studied political science, history and economics and graduated with honors. In 1955, he founded the weekly journal National Review where he was editor in chief. He began his syndicated newspaper column in 1962 and his weekly television discussion program, Firing Line was syndicated in 1966. Buckley wrote "God and Man at Yale" (1951) which was an indictment of liberal education in the United States, "Up from Liberalism" (1959), "The Unmaking of a Mayor" (1966), which tells of his unsuccessful mayoral campaign as the Conservative Party candidate for New York City in 1965, and "Quotations from Chairman Bill" (1970). Buckley also wrote best selling stories of international intrigue whose titles include "Saving the Queen" (1976), "Stained Glass" (1978), "Who's on First" (1980), "Marco Polo, If You Can" (1981), and "See You Later, Alligator" (1985). He died on February 27, 2008.
 
Published October 28, 2008 by Basic Books. 496 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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First up is a 1985 column on Carl Sagan, knocked here for letting his fear of nuclear winter overwhelm any fear of Soviet domination--though within Buckley's acerbic critique lies, as usual, a saving grace of humor: ``Carl Sagan gave a half hour's performance [before a Congressional committee] so...

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A slashing, energetic collection of columns and articles dealing with the political landscape, the Gulf War, the U.N.

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