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Firing Line: The Idea of the Great Ideas



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On the March 13, 1970, episode of Firing Line, WFB talks with Professor Mortimer Adler about the great ideas that should animate education and the effect of graduate schools on undergraduate learning.

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Firing Line: Higher Education Has Failed Democracy



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On the April 15, 1987, episode of Firing Line, WFB interviews Allan Bloom about his book The Closing of the American Mind and the sad state of the American academy. Purchase the full episode here.

Firing Line: The Economic Lot of Minorities



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On the November 12, 1981, episode of Firing Line, WFB interviews economic Thomas Sowell, who had taken a great deal of flak from the establishment for his dissection of clichés about racial discrimination, but who simply makes his points and defies anyone to misunderstand him. Purchase the full episode here.

Firing Line: The World of LSD



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On the April 10, 1967, episode of Firing Line, WFB interviews Dr. Timothy Leary about the use and effects of LSD, how it differs from opiates and alcohol, and what is meant by the “normal world.” Purchase the full episode here.

Firing Line: The Armies of the Night



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On the May 28, 1968, episode of  Firing Line, WFB interviews author Norman Mailer about his latest book, The Armies of the Night. Purchase the full episode here.

Firing Line: What Have We Learned From the Failure of Socialism?



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In the July 25, 1977, episode of Firing Line, WFB interviews Margaret Thatcher, two years before she became prime minister, on the state of democracy and the economy in Britain. Purchase the full episode here.

Are Liberal Vulnerabilities Now Apparent?



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In the Sept. 16, 1992, episode of Firing Line, WFB interviews talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. Purchase the full episode here.

Is Modern Architecture Disastrous?



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In the Oct. 1, 1981, episode of Firing Line, WFB interviews author Tom Wolfe about the shibboleths of modern architecture. Purchase the full episode here.

Presidential Hopeful: Ronald Reagan



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In the January 14, 1980, episode of Firing Line, WFB has a wide-ranging discussion with Ronald Reagan about Eastern Europe, the energy crisis, and unemployment. Purchase the full episode here.

The Rising Tide of Islam



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In the March 16, 1979, episode of Firing Line, WFB discusses the precepts and beliefs of the Islamic world with professors P. J. Vatikiotis, Gabriel Warburg, and Gabriel Ben-Dor.Purchase the full episode here.

Muggeridge Revisited



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In the June 27, 1978, epiosode of Firing Line, WFB talks with Malcolm Muggeridge about recent comments from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and about the City of God and the City of Man. Purchase the full episode here.

The Guilt of Alger Hiss



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In the March 21, 1978, episode of Firing Line, WFB explores the Alger Hiss-Whittaker Chambers case with scholars Allen Weinstein and Athan G. Theoharis. Purchase the full episode here.

Reflections on the Current Scene



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In the December 6, 1969, episode of Firing Line, WFB has a wide-ranging discussion on conservative trends with Clare Boothe Luce. Purchase the full episode here.

Vietnam and the Intellectuals



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In the April 3, 1969, episode of Firing Line, WFB discusses the debate over the Vietnam War with linguist and professor Noam Chomsky. Purchase the full episode here.

The Hippies



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In the September 3, 1968, episode of Firing Line, WFB discusses the hippie and counterculture movement with Jack Kerouac, Lewis Yablonsky, and Ed Sanders. Purchase the full episode here.

The Avant Garde



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In the May 7, 1968, episode of Firing Line, WFB talks with poet Allen Ginsberg about his writing and the challenge of articulating the language of the police to the middle class. Purchase the full episode here.

 

The Culture of the Left



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In the February 26, 1968, episode of Firing Line, WFB talks with British author Malcolm Muggeridge about his distinction between being a member of the Left and a liberal, and the disastrous record of liberalism. Purchase the full episode here.


Mobilizing the Poor



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In the December 11, 1967, episode of Firing Line, WFB talks with Saul Alinsky the activist’s call for the poor to rise up and reject middle-class values by whatever means are at hand. Purchase the full episode here.

The Future of the GOP



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In the September 14, 1967, episode of Firing Line, WFB talks with Richard Nixon about electoral trends across the country and the policies Republicans should pursue to achieve victory. Purchase the full episode here.

Is the World Funny?



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In the July 7, 1967, episode of Firing Line, WFB engages in a lively discussion with Groucho Marx about the raconteur’s political outlook and views on humor and mockery of political leaders in an often serious world. Purchase the full episode here.

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