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Digital Archives | Jun 19, 1960 | 27:23

Fighting Words: Defending dirt and slamming smut

A dirty debate: "Defenders of the right to read cheap smut are the intellectuals who never read it."

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Digital Archives - Fighting Words: Are critics frustrated failures?Dec 11, 1961 | 28:12Digital Archives Fighting Words: Are critics frustrated failures? Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: Are critics frustrated failures? Dec 11, 1961 | 28:12A touchy topic: "Critics are the men who have failed in literature and in art."
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: Talking about speakingApr 2, 1961 | 27:36Digital Archives Fighting Words: Talking about speaking Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: Talking about speaking Apr 2, 1961 | 27:36Discuss: "Spare us the mischief unloosed by instructors of good speech."
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: The perils of independenceMar 19, 1961 | 27:48Digital Archives Fighting Words: The perils of independence Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: The perils of independence Mar 19, 1961 | 27:48Discuss: Giving independence to underdeveloped countries "is like the gift of a razor to a child."
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: Defending dirt and slamming smutJun 19, 1960 | 27:23Digital Archives Fighting Words: Defending dirt and slamming smut Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: Defending dirt and slamming smut Jun 19, 1960 | 27:23A dirty debate: "Defenders of the right to read cheap smut are the intellectuals who never read it."
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: Is spying a necessary evil?May 22, 1960 | 27:45Digital Archives Fighting Words: Is spying a necessary evil? Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: Is spying a necessary evil? May 22, 1960 | 27:45Today's argument: "Espionage is an unpleasant necessity."
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: Is the CBC monopolizing Canada's intellectuals?Jan 31, 1960 | 27:48Digital Archives Fighting Words: Is the CBC monopolizing Canada's intellectuals? Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: Is the CBC monopolizing Canada's intellectuals? Jan 31, 1960 | 27:48The argument: "Canadian intellectuals never crawl out of their ivory towers except to go on CBC panel shows."
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: A hip half-hourJan 17, 1960 | 28:00Digital Archives Fighting Words: A hip half-hour Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: A hip half-hour Jan 17, 1960 | 28:00Author Norman Mailer explains the philosophy of the hipster.
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: People still can't tell right from wrong?Mar 22, 1959 | 27:36Digital Archives Fighting Words: People still can't tell right from wrong? Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: People still can't tell right from wrong? Mar 22, 1959 | 27:36Say what? "People today can't tell right from wrong in family behaviour and public morals."
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: Whither Montreal intellectuals?Dec 9, 1956 | 28:24Digital Archives Fighting Words: Whither Montreal intellectuals? Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: Whither Montreal intellectuals? Dec 9, 1956 | 28:24A great debate: "The opinion that Montreal has a dazzling intellectual life is a myth."
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: Uncle Sam wants you… to like him?Apr 15, 1956 | 28:37Digital Archives Fighting Words: Uncle Sam wants you… to like him? Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: Uncle Sam wants you… to like him? Apr 15, 1956 | 28:37The argument: Americans have "a deep desire to be liked and when they are not, they are shocked and very angry."
Digital Archives - Fighting Words: Was the bard a bigot?Sep 4, 1955 | 26:20Digital Archives Fighting Words: Was the bard a bigot? Video
Digital Archives Fighting Words: Was the bard a bigot? Sep 4, 1955 | 26:20Today's fighting words: "The Merchant of Venice is the most brutal and dramatic specimen of racial propaganda in the English language."

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