I’ve been watching old videos of William F. Buckley’s TV program Firing Line.
You can watch an episode of Firing Line via the below link:
In addition to his TV program, newspaper columns, political books and editing his conservative magazine, National Review, William F. Buckley also wrote spy thrillers.
His series of pro-American and pro-CIA spy thrillers (Buckley served briefly as a CIA officer in Mexico) featured his fictional CIA officer Blackford Oakes involved with actual historical events and real historical figures.
I enjoyed the novels immensely.
I reviewed his final thriller, Last Call for Blackford Oakes, for the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2005.
You can read the review below:
Note: You can click on the above to enlarge:
You can also read about his spy thriller series via the below link: