|William F. Buckley, Jr. |
as editor of the Yale Daily News
|William F. Buckley, Jr., |
founder and editor of The National Review
The William F. Buckley, Jr. Foundation at Yale generated a bit of controversy this year by sponsoring a speaker whose invitation to speak at Brandeis had been withdrawn last year due to her controversial opinions about Islam. (Link above).
This reminds me that I proposed in this blog months ago that the Buckley Foundation perform just this function of providing a safe-harbor for free speech denied at other academic institutions (think Condoleeza Rice).
I'm glad they took my suggestion, whether they knew it or not.
Mr. Buckley very generously encouraged my own use of the First Amendment at Yale in (link) Holy Smoke, 33 years ago (see below).