By Linda Bridges,Roger Kimball
Culled from hundreds of thousands of released phrases spanning approximately sixty years, Athwart background: part a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations deals Buckley’s statement at the American and overseas scenes, in components starting from Kremlinology to rock song. the topics are broadly diversified, yet there are universal threads linking all of them: a love for the Western culture and its American manifestation; the assumption that people thrive top in a loose society; the conviction that this sort of society is worthy protecting in any respect charges; and an appreciation for the quirky individuality that unfastened humans necessarily boost.
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