Norman Podhoretz on his book “Ex-Friends”

Podhoretz, Norman. "Book Discussion on Ex-Friends." Booknotes, hosted by Brian Lamb. C-SPAN. February 16, 1999. Section on Trilling begins at 15:10.

Summary: Mr. Podhoretz talked about his book, Ex-Friends: Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trillin, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer, published by Free Press. In his book Mr. Podhoretz, a renowned editor, critic and leading member of a group of New York intellectuals called “The Family,” tells of his bitter splits with other members of the group caused by political and cultural struggles over the past fifty years as he evolved from an advocate of radical politics to a conservative.