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The Resource Open to debate : how William F. Buckley put liberal America on the Firing Line, Heather Hendershot

Open to debate : how William F. Buckley put liberal America on the Firing Line, Heather Hendershot

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Open to debate : how William F. Buckley put liberal America on the Firing Line
Title
Open to debate
Title remainder
how William F. Buckley put liberal America on the Firing Line
Statement of responsibility
Heather Hendershot
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Few conservatives are as revered and admired as William F. Buckley. Buckley is best known for founding National Review, the flagship journal of the right. But his long-running talk show Firing Line was equally important, because it allowed him to reach beyond the conservative enclave and engage millions of mainstream Americans. When Firing Line premiered in 1966, only two years after Barry Goldwater's blow-out defeat in the 1964 presidential election, it seemed as if liberalism had decisively won. Buckley's liberal guests clearly thought so. Yet he gamely and serenely soldiered on in his role as a public contrarian, making the case for conservative ideas and assuming that his side would ultimately win because its arguments were better. In time he was proven correct. Buckley's show--challenging, exciting, and always unpredictable--engaged the most urgent issues of the day and paraded the cream of America's intellectual class across the screen. The guest list reads like a who's who of midcentury American liberalism-David Susskind, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, along with major conservative figures like Henry Kissinger and Milton Friedman. It was also responsible for inspiring several generations of conservatives"--
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individual biography
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Hendershot, Heather
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Buckley, William F.
  • Buckley, William F.
  • Journalists
  • Television personalities
  • Conservatism
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Label
Open to debate : how William F. Buckley put liberal America on the Firing Line, Heather Hendershot
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The Making of William F. Buckley Jr. -- Introduction: The Making of Firing Line : A "Bare Knuckled Intellectual Brawl" with "No Production Values!" -- Forging a New Image for the Right : Goldwater, Extremism, and Stylish Conservatism -- "Apodictic All the Way Through" : Firing Line Takes on Communism -- From "We Shall Overcome" to "Shoot, Don't Loot" : Firing Line Confronts Civil Rights and Black Power -- Chivalrous Pugilism : How Firing Line tried to K.O. Women's Lib -- Tripping Over Tricky Dick -- From the Mashed Potato Circuit to the Oval Office : Ronald Reagan, Firing Line, and the Triumph of the Right -- Conclusion: In Praise of Honest Intellectual Combat
Control code
ocn921165489
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
lxxii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780062430458
Lccn
2016015903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921165489
  • (OCoLC)921165489
Label
Open to debate : how William F. Buckley put liberal America on the Firing Line, Heather Hendershot
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The Making of William F. Buckley Jr. -- Introduction: The Making of Firing Line : A "Bare Knuckled Intellectual Brawl" with "No Production Values!" -- Forging a New Image for the Right : Goldwater, Extremism, and Stylish Conservatism -- "Apodictic All the Way Through" : Firing Line Takes on Communism -- From "We Shall Overcome" to "Shoot, Don't Loot" : Firing Line Confronts Civil Rights and Black Power -- Chivalrous Pugilism : How Firing Line tried to K.O. Women's Lib -- Tripping Over Tricky Dick -- From the Mashed Potato Circuit to the Oval Office : Ronald Reagan, Firing Line, and the Triumph of the Right -- Conclusion: In Praise of Honest Intellectual Combat
Control code
ocn921165489
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
lxxii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780062430458
Lccn
2016015903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921165489
  • (OCoLC)921165489

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