William Safire

2009-09-27

The great language maven William Safire died today. Despite the fact that he called himself a libertarian conservative, I never read much of his political commentary, preferring instead his writings on what Mencken called the American language. Indeed, as previously mentioned, a letter that I wrote to him circa 1982 was published in his book You Could Look It Up, so I was reading him at quite a young age!


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