Buckley Vs. Vidal: Not So Great

Garry Wills looks at the new documentary about Buckley vs. Vidal on TV in 1968 and says: ‘I am sorry to see Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon’s “Best of Enemies” being hailed for remembering a golden age when intellectuals fought out profound issues in public. There is more intellectual insight and incisive commentary on a single night of Stephen Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” or Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” than in all of the mean broadcasts of Buckley and Vidal.’ Wills also examines Buckley’s relationship with Yale.

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