Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. “Radical Chic”

Firing Line Videos, Hoover Institution, taped on December 17, 1970, uploaded to YouTube on January 13, 2014.

Guest: Tom Wolfe


Tom Wolfe–one of the leading exponents of New Journalism–was now, with his white suits and his dramatic manner, becoming a prominent public figure. “Radical Chic,” describing Leonard Bernstein’s party for the Black Panthers, had roused the ire of the bien-pensants. On this show Wolfe takes us on a joyous whirl through the current scene and the writer’s craft.