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New Left and Conservatives #440208

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 1968
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(Studio) New left and conservatives saying same thing.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(No location given) Both groups worried with regard to big government; liberal philosophy and possible repressive society. ["The Village Voice", Jack NEWFIELD - says liberal wisdom after New Deal was government centralization. Right and left want to reverse it.] ["The National Review", William RUSHER - says government getting bigger and intervenes in more aspects of lives. Wishes some of left had come around earlier.] [NEWFIELD - dates political consciousness to Bay of Pigs. Things that appalled him done by liberals. Cites examples.] [RUSHER - says must make effort to cope with problems and new left doesn't.] [NEWFIELD - says popularity of Wallace and law and order indicate possible repression.] [RUSHER - says pendulum will swing from indulgence to more repression than healthy.] [NEWFIELD - says justice more important than order. Order and change opposed. Change necessary to prevent future disorder.] [RUSHER - says any society will opt 1st for order. Can't have anything but chaos without order.] Their shared anxieties may be influential on future pols.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet
Duration:
00:05:10

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