He was the man.
A friend of my family, some 15 years ago or so, took a 'round the world trip on the Concorde, hosted by WFB. She said all of highpoints of the adventure were not seeing different parts of the world, but their host's insight into world events, culture and politics. It was, in her estimation, the most memorable thing she had ever done in her life.
His writings, speeches touched many, and shaped politics for the better. The architect of the modern conservative movement had no equal.Rest in peace, Mr. Buckley. You will be missed.