Quote Of The Day — November 2, 2013

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Conservatives in this country — at least those who have not made their peace with the New Deal, and there is serious question whether there are others — are non-licensed nonconformists; and this is dangerous business in a Liberal world, as every editor of this magazine can readily show by pointing to his scars. Radical conservatives in this country have an interesting time of it, for when they are not being suppressed or mutilated by the Liberals, they are being ignored or humiliated by a great many of those of the well-fed Right, whose ignorance and amorality have never been exaggerated for the same reason that one cannot exaggerate infinity.

Our Mission Statement  —  By William F. Buckley Jr.
November 19, 1955 8:00 AM

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4 Responses to Quote Of The Day — November 2, 2013

  1. Clyde says:

    Just as right then as now. Good one, GF.

  2. Mrs AL says:

    And to think those words were uttered when I was a terrible 2 😉 Maybe that’s what’s wrong with me. Clearly I do not fit the ‘conventional mold.’ Oh wait, neither do any of the ‘Nouxious ones!

  3. Crawfish says:

    Buckley was very much incorrect. The “well-fed right” of 1955 were actually to the left of center. The CENTER of American political and legal discussion in the United States has been, is, and always will be the Constitution of the United States. Today’s GOP is to the left of JFK’s Democrats, and today’s Democrats are almost as far left as Hitler and Stalin. The “radical conservatives” are actually American centrists.