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Delectable bits from around the web:

Cityroom’s Sewell Chan remembers William F. Buckley, Jr: ”In an 2005 article in The New York Times Magazine, Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, who is writing a biography of Mr. Buckley, described the 1965 run as an important chapter in modern political history. Mr. Buckley had founded National Review in 1955 and was a guiding force in the modern conservative movement. The movement’s first major victory was the nomination of Senator Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona for president in 1964 over the Republican establishment candidate, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York, but Mr. Goldwater was crushed by President Lyndon B. Johnson that November.”

Richard Spencer writes on Takimag: ”It’s perhaps not an exaggeration to say that William F. Buckley invented the conservative movement in 1955 with the publication of his new magazine with its characteristic blue borders. Great Buckleyisms such as, ‘I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said,’ are indicative of the charm and elan Buckley displayed in skewering his liberal opponents. Ronald Reagan was an NR subscriber, as was almost every major writer on the right.”

— Our colleague Ron Hogan of Galleycat attended the Second World Launch Party. He writes, ”Last night, at a party hosted by ICM agent Jennifer Joel, Parag Khanna celebrated the publication of The Second World, based on his globe-spanning travels to suss out the shifting power balances in the new world order. Check out the full post here.