Firing Line: William Buckley vs. Noam Chomsky

In 1969, William F. Buckley took on Noam Chomsky on Buckley’s PBS show “Firing Line.” At one point in the debate, Buckley threatens to “smash Chomsky in the goddamn face.”


One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. It is the dominant institution of our time. A complex, sobering, yet darkly amusing…
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