Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Perspicacious mind :Salve WF Buckley!

detail from painting by marguerita

Here Bloomie goes least opening a door to the horizon.There is a need for more confrontation and courage to change the reigning miasma.

"The vast majority of Americans know that all of this is true, but — politics being what it is — the candidates seem afraid to level with them."



“William F. Buckley Jr. brought a rare combination of gifts to American politics: brilliance, wit, and a fearless determination to challenge the conventional wisdom of the day. He believed that ideas could transform society, and he was right. As a publisher, author, and candidate, he jousted with the world -- civilly, stylishly, and memorably. His 1965 bid for New York’s City Hall will live on as one of the defining mayoral campaigns of the city’s history. William F. Buckley was a giant in American politics, but first and foremost, he was a New Yorker. And we will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Buckley family as they mourn his passing, and celebrate a life well-lived.” Henry Stern-reprinted from NY

About :per·spi·ca·cious [pur-spi-key-shuhs] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
1.having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning: to exhibit perspicacious judgment.
2.Archaic. having keen vision.

[Origin: 1610–20; perspicaci(ty) + -ous]

per·spi·ca·cious·ly, adverb
per·spi·ca·cious·ness, noun

1. perceptive, acute, shrewd, penetrating.
1. dull, stupid. Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006

per-spi-ca-cious (pûr'spĭ-kā'shəs) Pronunciation Key
adj. Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted. See Synonyms at shrewd.

[From Latin perspicāx, perspicāc-, from perspicere, to look through; see perspective.] per'spi-c'cious-ly adv.; per' spi- ca'cious-ness n.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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perspicacious -
1. acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"
2. mentally acute or penetratingly discerning; "too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow"; "chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership"; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument" [syn: clear-eyed]

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

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