In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.
Thirty years ago, the Republican coalition still included, in its “three legged stool” coalition not only the small-government libertarians and national defense conservatives, but also the Religious Right. Back then, the consequences of the “Satanic Panic” had weakened that “leg” of the proverbial stool. Let us look back at a debate from the early ‘90s between William F. Buckley, Jr., Cornel West, Ira Glasser, henry J. Hyde, Jacob Neusner, Harriett Woods, Barry W. Lynn, and Pat Robertson who debated the resolution “that we need not fear the religious right”.
Until next Friday.