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William F. Buckley and Norman Mailer And So Much More

August 5, 2015

There is a continuous treasure trove of programming on Book TV which is found at C-SPAN2 each weekend. My DVR is stacked with interviews and presentations that prove to be timeless for enjoyment and learning.   I could post many offerings each week but time would not allow.

There is however reason to create a fast post over Kevin Schultz and his book Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship that Shaped the Sixties.

There is more than enough here to capture people from both sides of the political aisle, but more importantly engage the listener, and most likely the reader of this book too, to the high-minded nature of debating and differing–without being mean and senseless in the process.

I have written before about my sincere appreciation for William F. Buckley and how I much enjoyed watching his program Firing Line as a teenager.  This book and the tone Schultz sets for the reading audience seems to underscore everything I have long felt about Buckley.  He was certainly from a different side of the political aisle than myself, but proved that being a gentleman was more his guiding star than his politics.

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