Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from by William F. Buckley Jr.

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By William F. Buckley Jr.

National Review has consistently released letters from readers. In 1965 the journal made up our minds that convinced letters merited diverse therapy, and William F. Buckley, the editor, started a column referred to as “Notes & Asides” within which he for my part responded to the main amazing and outrageous correspondence.

Culled from 4 many years of the column, Cancel your personal Goddam Subscription contains exchanges with such recognized figures as Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, John Kenneth Galbraith, A.M. Rosenthal, Auberon Waugh, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., and so forth. There also are hilarious exchanges with usual readers, in addition to letters from Buckley to varied corporations and executive agencies.

Combative, great, and uproariously humorous, Cancel your personal Goddam Subscription represents Buckley at his mischievous best.

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Naturally, anything of your own that you would like said could be included. We try very hard on Laugh-In to present both sides of issues and to limit our humor to fair comment. ” We satirize and comment humorously, but without anger or venom. We do not take sides or present the personal political views of the people involved in the show. In this way we try never to become a platform of anything other than a good-natured, well-meant voice, presenting a humorous look at our society and the people and issues of importance.

Have you no concern or pity? Sometime say something nice. Carl E. Y. Dear Mr. Jampel: I love sugar, I love tea. I love the girls, and the girls love me. Best, WFB Dear Mr. Buckley: Not infrequently when I read your column I am convinced that one or the other of us must be stark, staring mad. Naturally, since I am only human and you are quite possibly not, I conclude that it is you who are mad. After reading your May 19 column I must ask you to have yourself committed. One cannot contend that the United States might “button up the situation” in Cambodia after observing our ineptitudes in Southeast *William A.

Buckley Elliot Wax and I are seated here in the bowels of Burbank going over a list of people we would like to have appear on next season’s Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. We had only gotten to the B’s when I realized it was time for us to make our annual proposal to William F. Buckley. Recalling the series of somewhat abrupt rejections these proposals have met with in the past has in no way dampened our enthusiasm or lessened our interest in Mr. Buckley. We would genuinely like for him to appear on the show.

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