Within the Ether of 1968, Buckley and Vidal were the ‘BEST OF ENEMIES’

By Gregory Crofton Two very intelligent, ego-driven men – novelist Gore Vidal and political writer William F. Buckley – squared off in 10-part televised debate in 1968 as part of ABC’s coverage the presidential primary conventions. BEST OF ENEMIES is…

James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley Jr.

Historic debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

‘Is England Still Influencing America?’: Christopher Hitchens on William F. Buckley’s ‘Firing Line’

“Firing Line” was an American public affairs show founded and hosted by conservative William F. Buckley, Jr., founder and publisher of National Review magazine. Its 1,504 episodes over 33 years made “Firing Line” the longest-running public affairs show in television…

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.”

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