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Item Title: The Libertarian Candidate
Guest: Paul, Ron, 1935-
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008
Date Created: January 19, 1988
Description: Dr. Paul, a former Republican, is the Libertarian Party's candidate for President,

and he proves, in this energetic exchange, to be a well-spoken exponent of the libertarian

creed.

WFB: "As somebody who occasionally calls himself a libertarian, I regret the

extent to which the libertarian position is discredited by a kind of reductionism that is

simply incompatible with social life.

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Description: Dr. Paul, a former Republican, is the Libertarian Party's candidate for President,

and he proves, in this energetic exchange, to be a well-spoken exponent of the libertarian

creed. WFB: "As somebody who occasionally calls himself a libertarian, I regret the

extent to which the libertarian position is discredited by a kind of reductionism that is

simply incompatible with social life. You want to destroy the FBI, for instance. Why?"

RP: "Well, we could point out, first, that the first 125 years of this country existed

without an FBI. That came about, I believe, during the First World War. The CIA is a

really recent phenomenon, 1947." WFB: "Well, we existed 125 years without an

airplane, too."

Description (cont'd): You want to destroy the FBI, for instance. Why?"

RP: "Well, we could point out, first, that the first 125 years of this country existed without an FBI. That came about, I believe, during the First World War. The CIA is a

really recent phenomenon, 1947." WFB: "Well, we existed 125 years without an

airplane, too."
Theme(s): Conservatism , Radio & Television
Subject(s): Presidential candidates ; Paul, Ron, 1935- ; United States ; Political campaigns ; Election ; Libertarianism ; Presidents
Language(s): English
Country of Origin: United States
Place Recorded: New York City, New York, United States
Dimensions: Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Moving Image, Text
Medium: television programs
Aspect Ratio:
4:3
4:3
Color:
color
color
Soundtrack:
sound
sound
Hoover ID: Program S0769
Record Number: 80040.1014
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