Buckley’s Presidential Medal of Freedom
WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR.
President George Bush
November 18, 1991
William F. Buckley, Jr. has long served this Nation as a prolific author and as a thoughtful and insightful commentator on public affairs. His columns, books, novels, and television programs have enlightened and entertained millions with a style marked by grace, an irrepressible wit, and vibrant energy. The magazine he founded, National Review, is one of America’s leading journals of opinion and has greatly contributed to the intellectual foundation of the American conservative movement. The United States honors a man who has given much to this country, a tireless worker in the vineyards of liberty.