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

Firing Line, YouTube, December 17, 1970.


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.