skip to main content
Overview
Toggle Button Open

May 2, 2022

New York Law Journal

“For author Weinman’s extraordinary work, it was Edgar Smith — a convicted murderer sitting on death row, who astonishingly gained the curious ‘to-the-wall’ support of William F. Buckley Jr.,” writes Senior Counsel Joel Cohen.

“After all, Buckley was a celebrated founder of American conservative orthodoxy in the ‘60s who seemingly could have cared less about the likes of Smith — except that Smith somehow flattered Buckley regarding his writings at the National Review; agreed with Buckley’s brand of politics from his cellblock inside the Death House in Trenton State Prison; or, despite Smith’s cloistered status, was himself a capable writer. Or all of the above.”

Click below to download the full interview.

Related Files & Links

May 2, 2022

New York Law Journal

“For author Weinman’s extraordinary work, it was Edgar Smith — a convicted murderer sitting on death row, who astonishingly gained the curious ‘to-the-wall’ support of William F. Buckley Jr.,” writes Senior Counsel Joel Cohen.

“After all, Buckley was a celebrated founder of American conservative orthodoxy in the ‘60s who seemingly could have cared less about the likes of Smith — except that Smith somehow flattered Buckley regarding his writings at the National Review; agreed with Buckley’s brand of politics from his cellblock inside the Death House in Trenton State Prison; or, despite Smith’s cloistered status, was himself a capable writer. Or all of the above.”

Click below to download the full interview.

Related Files & Links

Professionals

Related Services