Letters: Nov. 10, 1967

Caudillo of Conservatism

Sir: To equal parts H. L. Mencken and Charles Maurras, add the crusading zeal of Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, the wit of Fred Allen, the voice and presence of John Barrymore, the charisma of Bing Crosby, and you have the Caudillo of conservatism, William F. Buckley Jr. [Nov. 3]. Now if only the Conservatives could persuade him to seek the G.O.P. nomination for U.S. Senator next year or enter him in the lists against Javits or ex-Mayor Wagner, New Yorkers would have a choice instead of the traditional Tweedledum-Tweedledee Liberal...

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