present the 1990 commencement speaker, William
F. Buckley, Jr., at a special senior class discussion and
dinner. Following the dinner, Mr. Buckley will address
the college community on "Current Controversies." Mr.
Buckley's appearance prior to graduation is made
possible by the generosity of a parent of a CMC senior.
A Yale graduate, Mr. Buckley founded the conservative journal National Review in 1955, and now serves as
its editor-in-chief. The syndicated column, "On the
Right," has earned Mr. Buckley the Best Columnist of
the Year and Distinguished Achievement in Journalism
awards. Mr. Buckley has perhaps gained the most
notoriety as the host of his Emmy Award-winning
television show, "Firing Line," where he has hosted
virtually every world leader during the past 20 years.
Mr. Buckley has also gained recognition for his role as
supporter of such presidential candidates as Sen. Barry
Goldwater, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. In 1960
Mr. Buckley helped to establish Young Americans for
The author of numerous political texts, such as Up
from Liberalism (1959), Four Reforms: A Guide for the Seventies (1973),
and The Jeweler's Eye: A Book of Irresistable Political
Reflections (1968), Mr. Buckley has also penned several novels.
Airborne: A Sentimental Journey (1976) is Mr. Buckley's critically
acclaimed account of his crossing the Atlantic in his
sailboat in 1975.
Charles Lam Markmann once described Mr. Buckley
as "brash..., tricky, skillfully savage, capable of great
tenderness, a lover of language and music and color and
form and mountains and the sea, a scintillating performer with that precise blend of the aristocratic and the
faintly vulgar that virtually no one can resist."
Please join us at McKenna Auditorium at 7:00 for a
lecture that will certainly prove interesting.
Seniors are invited to an informal discussion with Mr.
Buckley which begins at 4:45 in the Security Pacific
Dining Room; this will be followed by a 6:00 dinner.
Sign-ups by CMC seniors are required for the meal;
please use the enclosed coupon.