Donald R. McClarey

Malachi Martin on Firing Line

  In 1978, after the election of John Paul I, the late William F. Buckley interviewed the late Malachi Martin on his show Firing Line.  Martin, a former Jesuit Priest, was the ultimate Vatican insider, and his comments over the

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Buckley and Big Sister

William F. Buckley on Ayn Rand.  During his lifetime Buckley functioned as a gatekeeper for the conservative movement.  Get on the wrong side of Buckley and a group on the right could quickly find itself relegated to the fringes of American life. 

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Buckley Was So Right

    I’d rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston telephone directory than by the faculty of Harvard. William F. Buckley, Jr.

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What Is Conservatism

Seeing a fair amount of discussion as to what “conservatism” is or is not cropping up on various threads — and not having time to write a massive treatise on the topic — I’d like to put forward a few

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