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Series
Listen Here
Episode
William F. Buckley Jr and Rev. W. Sloan Coffin Debate
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-03qv9zz4
MARS Asset Record ID
A_757OPOWACV8IU52
MARS Source Creation Order
529770
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Description
William F. Buckley and Rev. W. Sloan Coffin debate the topic resolved "That the Government Has a Duty to Promote Equality as well as To Protect Liberty," for a live audience at Yale University. Sloan speaks in favor of the resolution, and Buckley speaks for the opposition. Sloan talks about freedom, especially protection from political oppression and protection from destitution. Buckley argues that if people are equal as determined by God, then the federal government does not need to be involved. He also argues that the spirit of equality is so varied between people that it is difficult to regulate, and that the responsibility of providing people's material needs should be a human responsibility rather than a governmental responsibility. After their initial arguments, the debaters ask each other direct questions.
Listen Here is a series that broadcasts recordings of public addresses.
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Event Coverage
Debate
Topics
Public Affairs
Politics and Government
Creator
Radio, Production Unit
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:59:30
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Citation
Chicago: “Listen Here; William F. Buckley Jr and Rev. W. Sloan Coffin Debate,” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed February 27, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-03qv9zz4.
MLA: “Listen Here; William F. Buckley Jr and Rev. W. Sloan Coffin Debate.” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. February 27, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-03qv9zz4>.
APA: Listen Here; William F. Buckley Jr and Rev. W. Sloan Coffin Debate. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-03qv9zz4