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     I began posting old episodes of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line” in the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse—and as a pleasant way of ending the week.  It also served to help me keep posting up … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Are Ideology and the CIA Compatible?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      During the Trump administration, and before, many are readily questioning foreign intelligence services and the concern over ideology. … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Revisionist Historians

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      With the call by some to redefine American history as one of inherent evil, by #BlackLivesMatter, the “1619 … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: How Does It Go with the Black Movement?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      Racial animus has long been a topic of debate. A discussion with Huey P. Newton, along with Patricia … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Has America Had It?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      With protestations that America is fundamentally evil, with even calls to destroy Mt. Rushmore, some are asking the … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Vietnam Protests

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      With all the radical declarations, from Seattle’s little commune to the radical #BlackLivesMatter related riots, looting, and arson, … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Why Are Our Intellectuals So Dumb?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      While people who have actual expertise, knowledge, and demonstrable abilities ought not to be knocked down because they … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: William Buckley Vs Gore Vidal

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      Though not strictly “Firing Line”, this little exchange between William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal shows how … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: What Should Our China Policy Be?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      With China in the spotlight, not just as the source of the Corona Virus, but for the Chinese … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Meaning of China

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      With China in the spotlight, not just as the source of the Corona Virus, but for the Chinese … Continue reading

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