Independent Lens

"Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

Clip: Season 18 Episode 1 | 1m 16s Video has closed captioning.

This excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Best of Enemies shows the ninth in a series of 1968 debates between famed intellectuals William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal. In this edgy encounter yet, they squared off over the issue of police use of force during the Democratic Convention. Seething with contempt for each other, they almost come to physical blows after devolving into name calling.

Aired: 10/02/16

Rating: NR

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