Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. “Are Public Schools Necessary?”

Firing Line Videos, Hoover Institution, taped on September 12, 1966, uploaded to YouTube on January 24, 2014.

Guest: Paul Goodman


Buckley begins by saying of guest Paul Goodman, “Where he stands, ideologically, in conventional terms, it is hard to say. Probably no one would wish either to claim him altogether, or to disclaim him altogether.” And we soon see why, in this exhilarating discussion of education, poverty, and American society.