Pt 2: Bill Buckley on Bush’s “forensic skills”; socialism; cigars

Published on March 6th, 2008 by Malachi

There were a few other Bill Buckley points that I got out of my recent consideration of his obituaries that struck me as revealing or otherwise interesting: In the video, going around, of the various Charlie Rose interviews of BB, all put together on one video: in the last one –done, I believe, two years […]

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The death of Bill Buckley; Mr. Bush’s faint praise…

Published on March 3rd, 2008 by Malachi

Some thoughts on the death of Bill Buckley, founder of the National Review, who died last week, aged 82. I suppose most of us knew him through the long-running TV program “Firing Line”, moderated by Michael Kinsley, but presided over by our Bill. The best of the “Firing Line” debates pitted his (more or less […]

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I see “Let’s get lost’ –Bruce Weber’s movie about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker (1929-1988)

Published on June 16th, 2007 by Malachi

I first heard Chet Baker on the jukebox of our local hangout, the Cafe Des Artistes in World’s End in London in the late fifties. I liked what I heard straightaway –although in Early Jazz PC, one was not supposed to mention Chet Baker in the same breath as Miles Davis. I realize now that […]

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