Charles claims that William F. Buckley did a lot to "purge the conservative movement of its far-right nut cases, the racists and crackpots who poisoned the well for too long. "
Charles apparently forgot that the National Review, Buckley's magazine, was against civil rights for blacks:
"WHY THE SOUTH MUST PREVAIL", National Review 4 (August 24 1957), p. 149:SOURCE:
The central question that emerges -- and it is not a parliamentary question or a question that is answered by merely consulting a catalogue of the rights of American citizens, born Equal -- is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas where it does not predominate numerically? The sobering answer is Yes -- the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race....
Gordon H. Nash, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America: Since 1945, page 185