Thursday, February 28, 2008

Note to Irish media - Bill Buckley was important

I can't get over how little coverage the life and death of Bill Buckley has received in the Irish media. He was a colossus.

I have no doubt that had Noam Chomsky died we'd be reading/hearing much about him. Yet, Chomsky's influence is no where near as great as Buckley's was. It's probably no exaggeration to say that without Buckley there would probably have been no Ronald Reagan, no conservative movement as we know it.