On this day of President Reagan's funeral it is well to consider his relationship with Russell Kirk:
Reagan was known as the Great Communicator. Kirk was once described as "communicative as a turtle." Reagan lived in the glare and cameras of Hollywood. Kirk preferred a converted toy factory in rural Michigan....
Yet despite their differences, each had a profound respect for the other. And it is safe to say that conservatism as we know it would not have existed without the both of them.
Ronald Reagan, RIP.