William F. Buckley Jr.

DOUGLAS MARTIN “William F. Buckley Jr. Is Dead at 82” http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/business/media/27cnd-buckley.html

National Review創始者William F. Buckleyが亡くなった。
記事に曰く、”Mr. Buckley’s greatest achievement was making conservatism — not just electoral Republicanism, but conservatism as a system of ideas — respectable in liberal post-World War II America.” 米国右翼の大物なのだが、ネオコンのような左翼崩れではなく、ちゃきちゃきの右翼。或いは、George Willという人が”And before there was Ronald Reagan, there was Barry Goldwater, and before there was Barry Goldwater there was National Review, and before there was National Review there was Bill Buckley with a spark in his mind”といっているように、戦後の米国における右翼の元祖といっていいだろう。