... is scheduled
as the guest speaker for the 166th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene
on April 21, 2008.
on "Reminiscences of William F. Buckley, Jr"
KHC co-founder Brad Linaweaver
enjoyed a long association with conservative godfather William F. Buckley,
Jr. In the 1970s, when Brad began submitting letters to National
Review, he didn't expect so many to be published, or that he'd
have a continuing personal correspondence with WFB.
SEK3 may have thought the
last libertarian left Young
Americans for Freedom in 1969, but Brad didn't get the memo.
Still in YAF during the 1970s, Brad wrote a cover feature on WFB for New
Guard -- a humor piece that Buckley loved -- as well as pieces for Reason and Option.
During the 1980s, WFB invited
Brad to attend two tapings of Firing
Line, with guests Ernest
van den Haag and Tibor
Machan. WFB also endorsed Brad's Moon
In the 1990s, WFB published
Brad's article on George
Orwell in National Review (11/18/91), while Brad persuaded WFB to submit
tales to Free
Space and Tombs. WFB also
and with Brad, shared a farewell tribute Vincent Price in Forry Ackerman's Famous
Buckley appreciated Brad's
review of Getting
It Right for the LP News.
(Mike Everling helped bring that about.) The two often discussed
the link between libertarianism and conservatism, and WFB wrote a letter
for Brad's Mondo Cult 2.
Brad will also pay tribute