Buckley reads from ‘Pup’
By Drew Henderson
The Yale Daily News
Published Friday, February 19, 2010
As he strolled up the aisle toward the front of the Branford College common room Thursday evening, Christopher Buckley ’75 paused at the third row and turned to face a student in the audience.
“Did you finish your homework yet?” Buckley asked John Lesnewich ’13.
“No, I haven’t done it yet,” Lesnewich replied.
“Then you should probably go back and do it,” Buckley quipped.
Buckley, who returned to Yale after being last year’s Class Day speaker, faced a full house in Branford College as he recounted stories of his relationship with his famous parents in a reading from his...
#1 By WFB Jr.'s kindness 5:12a.m. on February 19, 2010
"Thank you for the dedication and the prose. I'll pass on the ideas, but two out of three isn't bad.
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. "
In 1981 I sent Mr. Buckley a copy of Holy Smoke, a pamphlet of essays I published at the Divinity School which had this dedication: "To William F. Buckley, Jr. whose writings alerted me that Man is God at Yale". I enclosed a note saying that if the prose and ideas didn't please him I hoped the dedication would. His reply appears above, and is an example of the kindness and generosity to others which his son cites.
PS The masthead of my blog The Anti-Yale makes the same dedication http://theantiyale.blogspot.com/
#2 By Y10 12:01p.m. on February 19, 2010
Anne put it best: Christopher Buckley is indeed nothing short of "a sterling exemplar of both lux and veritas." Bravo for a witty and entertaining reading.
#3 By Auntie PK 2:09p.m. on February 19, 2010
Backstabbing carpetbagger barely waited for his progenitor to turn cold before denying his Conservative credentials.
(Note: Auntie is in the Southern pronunciation.)
#4 By Yale '08 6:46p.m. on February 19, 2010
Really enjoyed his speech at '09 Commencement. Was one of the most brilliant orations in some time... much better than Blair's vacuous stab at diplomacy in '08.
# 5 By Murdstonism 12:35 p.m. on February 21, 2010
People aren't allowed to change their opinions? Sounds like Mr. Murdstone in David Copperfield. The younger Buckley is an intellectual, not a zealot.