Karl Hess: Toward Liberty
It’s amazing what you can find on Google Video. This is the Academy Award-winning (yes, really) documentary about Karl Hess, who was one of the founding editors of National Review and a key Goldwater speechwriter — and who later became a New Leftist and an outspoken (as well as tax-resisting) libertarian. A very interesting figure, though I can’t say I’m impressed with the film, which won the 1981 Academy Award for best short documentary.
I think I’ve described Hess in the past as a “crunchy libertarian.” You’ll see why in the documentary:
For good measure, here’s a link to Hess’s best-known essay, “The Death of Politics.”Explore posts in the same categories: Film, Liberty comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.