5/20 in 1968

[Buckley and Vidal]

I watched Best of
Enemies
last night.

The debate point that struck me as having changed the most
since 1968 was that Gore Vidal said, “The top five percent of the
population has 20 percent of the wealth and the bottom 20 percent
of the population has five percent of the wealth.”

This sounds like the income equality we only dream about now.

If you’re wondering about whether to see the movie, it’s been
pretty well described in the reviews. I don’t know that anyone
who didn’t watch the debates in 1968 would care much today, but if
like me you were fascinated by it then, you’ll enjoy watching it
again and seeing some of the backstage story.

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