In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.
It is easy to dismiss political philosophies that you don’t believe and don’t seem mainstream, with the assumption that not only would almost everyone else agree with you, but that both you and those others have a reasoned understanding of political philosophies. Of course, one must understand said political philosophies in order to stand against them, and that lack of understanding combined with a too-ready dismissal is why a heterosexual female can say “I am a Gay man”, and this would not only go unchallenged in more and more of society, but disagreement would lead to condemnation. With that view, Buckley talks about anarchy/libertarianism with guest Roger MacBride, as well as Ned Potter, Ncholas Ulanov, and Jonathan Kaufman.
Until next Friday.