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  • **FILE**William F. Buckley Jr., the conservative pioneer and television "Firing Line" host, smiles during an interview at his home in New York on July 20, 2004.  Buckley died Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2008.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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    Last weekend, I was given a hint as to how an erroneous idea is born and how it takes on a life of its own. I was at Yale University, as a guest of "The William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale." It is run by a group of extremely winning young Yale students who are all admirably conservative. Bill would approve. They all carried themselves like young ladies and young gentlemen. They were confident of their ideas and amused. One of their goals is to keep the name of William F. Buckley Jr. alive and a thorn in the side of Yale's smug liberal establishment.

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    TYRRELL: Rumsfeld and Kissinger memoirs worth a read

    It is summer and time to read books. I recall the late editor of the editorial page of The Washington Post, the sainted Meg Greenfield, making fun of the idea of summer books, but I have long filed her quip away as a quip that was quipless. She could read books almost anytime she wanted, but busy people read when they have a special opportunity, and during summer break, I would like to remind them of good books to read. This summer there is an abundance of them.

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    I haven't read Dr. Henry Kissinger's latest book, "On China." But as someone who for most of his adult life has lived in China's shadow, thinking about and exchanging ideas with students of that civilization, I was interested. But now I leave evaluating the work to scholars, as some have already begun to do.

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