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Apostates And Giving A Buckley’s At The National Review

by | 15th, October 2008

ROGER L Simon on the Buckley apostate:

Being an apostate myself, I read with interest Chris Buckley’s defense of his apostasy in The Daily Beast today. After having come out in favor of Obama, the esteemed son of the esteemed William F. Buckley  has been “sacked” (in Chris’ words) by his father’s magazine the National Review.

I would certainly agree that no one should be sacked for such an action.  If the parties are big tents, they should be able to “contain” (in the psychoanalytic sense) internal disagreement. So I support Buckley the Younger in his complaint – and his indignation at being assaulted by former comrades.

An extremist is an extremist:

So I have to say when Buckley writes…

So, I have been effectively fatwahed (is that how you spell it?) by the conservative movement, and the magazine that my father founded must now distance itself from me. But then, conservatives have always had a bit of trouble with the concept of diversity. The GOP likes to say it’s a big-tent. Looks more like a yurt to me.

More extremism here…

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