I don’t know why he’s always been such a figure of fascination to me. Maybe it’s because my grandfather forced me to watch Firing Line when I was about eight years old. I remember seeing some old guy on the screen talking to some other old guy using words that I could not grasp. He was a truly remarkable man, no matter what you thought of his politics. His collected papers weighed more than 7 tons!!! Goodbye Bill, I don’t know who will use words like perspicacious in casual conversation now that you’re gone.
February 28, 2008