Saturday, February 27, 2016

The grandfathers of counterculture

I just watched a fascinating documentary about the Gore versus Buckley debates in 1968. If you want to understand the bifurcation in US politics' if you want to understand whom did Ronald Reagan get his political ideology from, then you need to watch this film.

It might be fair for me to posit that these two revered intellectuals were the grandfathers of political counterculture. They even have an unfiltered moment when their personal loathing spills over. But even that tension release took 9 outings to burst, a paragon of decorum few today could match.