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From the Archive


  • June 11, 1988

    William F. Buckley Lived Off Evil As Mold Lives Off Garbage

    A not-too-fond remembrance of “Squire Willie,” patron saint of post-World War II American conservatism.

    Robert Sherrill

  • January 11, 1986

    Requiem for the American Empire

    “Empires are restless organisms. They must constantly renew themselves; should an empire start leaking energy, it will die.”

    Gore Vidal

  • March 9, 1964

    Hammer of Civil Rights

    “Exactly one hundred years after Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation for them, Negroes wrote their own document of freedom in their own way.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • March 30, 1963

    A Bold Design for a New South

    In 1963, he cautioned that the American people had mistaken token victories for real progress on racial justice.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • October 23, 1929

    It Seems to Heywood Broun

    Baseball is deservedly known as our national sport, for in the World Series just ended in triumph for the Athletics it was evident that the games contained most of the characteristic phases of American life: shrewdness, skill, sentimentality and downright luck. 

    Heywood Broun

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