|Title||The Vice President's Speeches|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996. - Vice President of the United States|
|Taped on||Dec 8, 1970 (New York City, NY)|
|Duration||50 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||To WFB's opening question-"I should like to begin by asking Mr. Agnew what is his reply to the most frequent criticism leveled against him, namely that he is dividing the country"-Mr. Agnew begins with the fairly obvious but usually unnoticed point that our politics is basically "an adversary system, and there isn't any such thing as a divisive aspect to campaigning over and above the natural divisions that result in a campaign" and then goes on to the more subtle point that when we try to "avoid ... indicating our differences" we wind up not "solv[ing] any problems; people walk away from each other thinking they're in agreement, only to find they're really not." And we're off on the dishonesty of the press, the difficulty with political labels, and the strange new rhetoric of Teddy Kennedy.|
|Subject Heading(s)||Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996.|
United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
|Related Document(s)||Type(s): Transcript|
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