Echoes Of Trump: Buckley and Vidal’s Showdown Reviewed

DURING THE 1968 DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, ABC News brought Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley together to articulate opposing visions for the country’s future. While they were both white men of extreme material privilege, Vidal, a progressive writer and cultural critic, and Buckley, a conservative thinker and television host, were seen to embody a deep … Continue reading

Hearing The Unheard: ‘The Hard Stop’ Reviewed

“The Hard Stop” begins with a title card that borrows Martin Luther King’s famous aphorism, ‘A riot is the language of the unheard.’ But its content tells us something that challenges King’s premise.