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Baldwin-Buckley race debate still resonates 55 years on

Clip: 02/16/2020 | 8m 59s Video has closed captioning.

It has been 55 years since civil-rights activist, James Baldwin, and founder of the conservative National Review, William F. Buckley, Jr., met for a debate on race in America. That discussion and the lives of the two cultural giants are subjects of a new book, "The Fire is Upon Us." Zachary Green spoke with author and political scientist Nicholas Buccola about how the debate's still resonating.

Aired: 02/16/20

Rating: NR

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