Nov. 24, 1925 - Feb. 27, 2008
William F. Buckley, Jr., was my hero while I was in high school seminary. I used to religiously (pardon the pun) watch his weekly television show on PBS, Firing Line. I was so impressed by his erudite debates with his guests and by his prolific use of polysyllabic words, that I imitated his style in most of my essays and term papers. Some faculty members detected WFB's influence and used every opportunity to attempt discrediting this perspicacious intellect.