10 Questions for William F. Buckley

His voice may sound comparatively sedate amid the clamor of conservative media pundits, but William F. Buckley Jr. remains the most respected and articulate of American conservative thinkers. At 78 he still writes a twice-weekly column, and his autobiography, Miles Gone By, will be published in July. TIME's James Carney interviewed him by e-mail.

BEING A CONSERVATIVE USED TO BE LONELY WORK. WHAT'S IT LIKE NOW? Different. There is a family out there, and a movement, and some very brainy scholars. Not everywhere, of course. At Harvard, I was recently informed by Professor John Kenneth Galbraith, there is not a...

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