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William F. Buckley talks about Graceland. Buckley actually had kind words for young Elvis Presley, but he still bemoaned...
...the spiritual inclination of the American people, who do not require that the memory being venerated should have been a martyr or a prophet. Just someone truly singular and mythogenic, who contributed to his own legend his suicidal ending as a victim of the drugs he inveighed against with the strange, disquieting, appealing innocence that marked his entire life.