1994. Firing Line. Watch:
There is a lot to talk about here, most of which I am ill-equipped to comment on with any degree of expertise. But I will make three comments:
- Historian Elizabeth Fox-Genovese is clearly the smartest person in the room.
- I love the fact that Eugene Genovese is seated in the audience over the right shoulder of Camille Paglia. The camera only catches him a few times.
- Let’s bring back debates like this! I learned a lot.
I listened to the whole thing. Interesting. I wonder what those still alive would have to say about how things are today.
John Fea says
It is a great debate, isn’t it?. I wish we had more public conversations like this. I think we really need Elizabeth Fox-Genovese’s voice right now. I would love to hear what she thinks about books by Kristin Kobes Du Mez and Beth Allison Barr.