Allen Ginsberg reads a poem he wrote on LSD to William F. Buckley on Firing Line (The Avant Garde/May 7,1968)
Buckley may have been the architect, the St. Paul, of the modern conservative movement in the late 1960’s, but he seemed to prefer a dialogue with radical liberals more than with those within in his own ranks. I for one prefer the radical liberals of the 1960’s over those in the present day. It’s strange for me to say, but there’s something I admire about William F. Buckley in spite of having nothing in common with his general worldview. The St. Paul of the modern Republican Party was also a host of Heritics, there truly is no modern equivalent to him so far as conservative intellectuals are concerned. He would be, or is, rolling in his grave if he saw what became of the movement he started.