STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG
ON THE DEATH OF WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR.
“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 Civic.org
About :per·spi·ca·cious /ˌpɜrspɪˈkeɪʃəs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[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.|
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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.
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|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]|
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