Monday, November 08, 2010

Fox News Reporting: The Right, All Along. The Rise, Fall & Future of Conservatism

Goldwater, Reagan & Buckley

Saw this wonderful documentary last night. It's six part series and the first one was last night covering the conservative movement from the end of World War II up through the Goldwater campaign in 1964. It was like the history of my early political life and education. As a "movement" Conservative I have tried to explain to my now adult children what it was like being a political Conservative in the 1950's and 60's and now they can see it for themselves in this documentary. It covers the beginnings of National Review, Nixon and the Alger Hiss case and the "Draft Goldwater" movement. It tells of the influence of Ayn Rand, and the books "Road to Serfdom", "Witness","God and Man at Yale" and "Conscience of a Conservative." There are parts of an interview with William F Buckley, a year before he died, and lots of familiar talking heads that take me back to those years. The 1960 and 1964 Republican Conventions and so much more. The narration by Brit Hume of Fox News sets just the right tone. Click on the title above to pre order the entire series from