A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, 'What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?'
A documentary regarding the popular group of televised debates between the conventional William F and two excellent intellectuals in 1968. Buckley Designed as criticism about the problems of these vitriolic, their evening and intense activities found define public discourse’s modern period while in the media, marking our modern media landscape’s big-bang moment when spectacle trumped material and discussion substituted compound. Best of Foes delves to luxuriates inside the terminology and the entangled biographies of those two wonderful thinkers and also the theatre of the arguments, pleading the question, ‘What’s television completed towards the technique we examine politics within our democracy nowadays?’
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