Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Best Of Enemies

Documenting the 1968 political conventions and the televised debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal, Best Of Enemies illuminates the fact that even after almost 50 years, very little in politics has changed. Dry, cerebral, and academic, this riveting documentary contains amazing images of the unrest in America at the time, and the income disparity, racism, riots, and wars both real and cultural of 1968 seems incredibly timely. Unfortunately, the witty and caustic verbal sparring between two gifted debaters simultaneously shows exactly how far discourse in the media has deteriorated and how low those engaged in discussion of some of the most pressing problems in America can sink.

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