Arguing the World


1h 47m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A documentary focusing on four intellectual giants of the 20th century: Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer and Irving Kristol who passionately believe that ideas can change the world... especially their ideas. They have been fighting over those ideas since they sat together in City College cafe

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
First Run Features

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

A documentary focusing on four intellectual giants of the 20th century: Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer and Irving Kristol who passionately believe that ideas can change the world... especially their ideas. They have been fighting over those ideas since they sat together in City College cafeteria, as young radicals fighting over the future of Marxism. Through the trajectory of their lives: Their early idealism, their controversial role in the McCarthy era, their battle with the new left in the sixties and their vastly differing political views today, this overview creates a multi-faceted portrait of intellectual life in the 20th century.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
First Run Features

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 7, 1998

Released in United States May 29, 1998

Released in United States on Video March 22, 2005

Released in United States Winter January 7, 1998

Released in United States May 29, 1998 (Laemmle Music Hall; Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 22, 2005