Firing Line with William F. Buckley “Looking Back on Senator Joe McCarthy with Kramer and Navasky”

Firing Line Videos, Hoover Institution, taped on June 29, 1999, uploaded to YouTube on March 5, 2015.

Guests: Hilton Kramer, Victor S. Navasky


Mr. Buckley had just published “The Redhunter,” a novel based on the life of Joe McCarthy (who had also been the subject of his 1954 book, “McCarthy and His Enemies”). This high-energy three-way conversation, with Hilton Kramer of “The New Criterion” and Victor S. Navasky of “The Nation,” begins with the Senator but quickly moves to the subject of his investigations.