O. J. Simpson and Other Ills: An Address at a Dinner Honoring Henry Salvatori, Hosted by Claremont-McKenna College; the Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles, May 7, 1995. Taken from p. 397 - 403 of Let Us Talk of Many Things: The Collected Speeches by William F. Buckley Jr.
On Henry Salvatori,
...even as we face problems that do not come at us with easy solutions standing by, we take some satisfaction from problems no longer acute. When I first met Henry Salvatori we were only a few years into the Cold War. It seemed that we were on a collision course with dystopia. It would be thirty-five more years before the Berlin Wall came down, signaling the end of the most highly organized threat to liberty in the history of the world.
During that period we relied on such inanimate objects as a nuclear repository. But we relied above all on sane thought and clear and liberating determination. I know nobody who more strikingly incarnates the ideals of reason and liberty than Henry Salvatori. He did everything he could do as an individual to inspire the confidence and the devotion of the men and women who worked with him all those years. And then he took the fruits of his labors and put it at the disposal of men and women of a younger generation, charging only that they pursue the ideals he has so eloquently served since the day when at age six he got off the boat from Italy and began a lifetime of productive labor, leaving signs of his personal grace everywhere he lived and worked. I join you in honoring Henry Salvatori.