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Bill Buckley vs Noam Chomsky

This one is bigger than Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Over at Andrew Sullivan’s blog he links to a youtube of Bill Buckley and Noam Chomsky debating in 1969.

It’s incredibly enjoyable to see such great minds discuss politics in such a civil manner. What’s amazing of course is that Bill Buckley more than holds his own against Noam. Where are such giants in the conservative movement now? We have Ann Coulter, Jonah Goldberg, Dinesh D’Souzza – not what you might call mental giants. In any case, enjoy the video – it’s in two parts.
Part One

Part Two

Why can’t we discuss politics in this manner today? What has changed in the world that screaming at each other is an acceptable form of political discourse?

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