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Jeremy Lott’s Life of William Buckley

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The Thomas Nelson company sent me AmSpec alumnus Jeremy Lott’s William F. Buckley. I will write a full review later, but I have just begun the book and can already tell that Lott is going to bring attention to some underappreciated territory.

His hook is that Bill Buckley was more or less a prophet. His aim is to show how Buckley’s faith influenced his life and his politics.

Only nine pages in I have been treated to the following quote by JFK in response to a Harvard speaker who crowed that the school had never graduated either an Alger Hiss or a McCarthy. JFK roared, “How dare you couple the name of a great American patriot with the name of a traitor!” (Whatever happened to the Kennedy’s?)

Of course, the book is not about JFK, but about WFB, and I am sure from what I have read so far that the effort will be a worthy one.

Hunter Baker Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D. is associate professor of political science and university fellow at Union University. He is an affiliate scholar with the Acton Institute and a fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Dr. Baker is the author of The End of Secularism,Political Thought: A Student's Guide, and The System Has a Soul.

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