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 Post subject: Extraordinary debate..
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:25 am 
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Check out this remarkable debate back when the networks didn't censor so much.



These men are amazing.. how they keep their cool, their knowledge of history and imperialism..
We never see today's Noam Chomkys, Howard Zinns, and Michael Parentis on pathetic corporate TV.


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 Post subject: Re: Extraordinary debate..
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:46 am 
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I enjoyed that. Attended a speech Buckley gave in 1982, while I was in college. He and Milton Friedman are two of my favorites to watch on Youtube. Exceptionally intelligent, thoughtful, and well-spoken.


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 Post subject: Re: Extraordinary debate..
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:09 am 
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P.S. I grew up watching "Firing Line." This episode is earlier than my first exposure to the program, as by the time I started viewing. Buckley had Michael Kinsley of "The Nation" as the left-wing counterpoint.

I always liked the fact that Buckley wanted very well-spoken ideological opposites on his show. It made the debates fascinating.

I am biased, I admit it, but I doubt that Noam Chomsky would have succeeded running "Firing Line" and having an ideological contrarian as a guest. Buckley carried that show.


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