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Buckley could have developed his character better to show why this happened.
It is a fascinating and intriguing historical story and Buckley's unique brand of historical fiction brings it to life in an enjoyable and accessible way.
Well, Ayn Rand had an adulterous relationship once (what that has to do with the validity of Objectivism, I don't know.)
Excellent historical novel. Buckley, the Renaissance man in gear as an entertaining, witty, talented underrated in a dumbed down culture, novelist. Read morePublished on March 12, 2009 by Thomas Rhody
In "Getting it Right", William F. Buckley dramatizes the disillusionment of two young conservatives with the John Birch Society and the Objectivist philosophy respectively, two... Read morePublished on January 31, 2008 by J. Michael
In the 1960's, my grandmother was a member of the John Birch Society. In the late '90's, I considered myself a devoted objectivist. Read morePublished on May 19, 2005 by Kevin Currie-Knight
I have long been an admirer of William F. Buckley, Jr.'s magazine, National Review. It has been a reasoned voice for American conservatism, and indeed a guiding light that helped... Read morePublished on December 8, 2004 by Interplanetary Funksmanship
Bill Buckley is a giant of intellect and a hero of the conservative movement. This novel details influential times in his life. Read morePublished on June 14, 2004 by Steven R. Travers
This book really had an impact on my thinking. When in graduate school I was really taken with the objectivist school of thought. Read morePublished on June 3, 2004 by bookscdsdvdsandcoolstuff
Both critics and admirers of William F. Buckley credit him with sanitizing the Right. By writing many dissenting voices out of polite society, they say that Buckley made the modern... Read morePublished on April 19, 2004 by Marcus Epstein
In looking at the other reviews, they seem to come down a little heavy on the prose. I've never known historical fiction to be as flowing as well-written general fiction and don't... Read morePublished on September 25, 2003 by Daniel H. Yeary
Doing no research of his own, Buckley relies almost exclusively upon the biography of Rand by Barbara Branden. This has been thoroughly refuted by schoars like James Valliant. Read morePublished on September 8, 2003