By Neal B. Freeman

Skirmishes is a collection of select writings — principally for National Review, The American Spectator, and The Wall Street Journal — by Neal B. Freeman, who has been a major figure in the conservative movement for the last 50 years. The founder of the critical PBS program, Firing Line, starring William F. Buckley Jr., Freeman was a witness to — and chronicler of — many of the major events in the movement in this period. Conservatives who care about the movement, its founding, and its leaders, as seen through the eyes of one of its most consistently important players, will want to read Skirmishes.