I agree that people like Buckley are fewer these days only because the so-called "great universities" of America have turned their backs on the kind of classical education they once believed in; people with his command of the classics and the language now come to us from other venues. I think of David Drake, in particular; as much as I like Iowa, I would never rank its university with Harvard or Yale, but in these debased times, the chance of someone getting a solid grounding in the classics at Iowa is probably better than their chance of getting one at Harvard or Yale. Considering all the PC nonsense rampant in the Ivy League these days, yahmeen? (The Corner)
Unrelated: michaellee has a thoughtful post on day passes. Detour actually put the kibosh on day passes long before we ever dreamed of filling the T-Bird to bursting, but the rest of his points are well-taken.
Also, an interesting solution to the subprime mortgage mess and a worthwhile comparison of Michelle Obama to Lincoln.