Like many of you, I was saddened to hear that Tony Blankley passed away.
He was one of my favorite pundits on print, radio and TV. His style was that of a very thoughtful conservative.
Barry Casselman wrote a great column about his friend Tony:
He was a real favorite and we will miss him a lot."There was much more than can be retold here. Tony always carried with him an impish and sophisticated sense of humor, a genuine intellectual openness, a caring personality and old-world gentlemanly charm. I think his history as a DC staffer (albeit for Reagan and Gingrich), and his talk show appearances, may have led some to underestimate Tony’s original and visionary mind. The best evidence of that are his recent books "The West's Last Chance" and "American Grit" which, in my opinion, will outlast a lot of books by "official" historians and analysts whose work is currently trendy and popular. My sadness at his early loss is thus not only personal and selfish (one gets to have few friends in a lifetime like Tony), but also because he had more books with more profound insights to give, insights I might suggest, that might have been critical to the survival of a civilization and a republic whose best traits Tony Blankly stood for and practiced every day of his exemplary life."
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