Conservatism and Liberalism in the 1960s
Upon the re-publication of Barry Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative and John Kenneth Galbraith’s The New Industrial… read more
Upon the re-publication of Barry Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative and John Kenneth Galbraith’s The New Industrial State, a panel of political and historical observers discussed the conservatism and liberalism of the 1960s and its relation to modern politics. The panelists also talked about their books on political topics. Opening remarks were delivered by Barry Goldwater’s granddaughter, C.C. Goldwater, and John Kenneth Galbraith’s son, James K. Galbraith. Professor Wilentz moderated. The panelists responded to audience members' questions.
James K. Galbraith writes a regular column called “Econoclast” for Mother Jones magazine. C.C. Goldwater is the producer of the film Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater, a documentary about her grandfather Barry Goldwater. Jeff Madrick is the author of Why Economies Grow: The Forces That Shape Prosperity and How We Can Get Them Working Again. John P. Diggins is the author of Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the author of Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy. Hendrick Hertzberg is the author of Politics: Observation and Arguments, 1966-2004. Sean Wilentz is the author of The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln. He is the general editor of the James Madison Library in American Politics.
“The Conservatism and Liberalism of the 1960s: Then and Now” was held at the New York Public Library. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- John Patrick Diggins Distinguished Professor City University of New York->History
- James K. Galbraith Chairman University of Texas->Public Affairs
- CC Goldwater Producer
- Hendrik Hertzberg Senior Editor New Yorker Magazine
- Robert Kennedy Jr. Clinical Professor Pace University->Law School
- Jeff Madrick Editor Challenge Magazine
- Sam Tanenhaus Editor New York Times Book Review
- Sean Wilentz Professor Princeton University->History Department
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