Arguing the World (1997)

Genres - History, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Jan 7, 1998 (USA)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Joseph Dorman wrote and directed this biographical documentary tracing four Jewish intellectuals from NYC's City College during WW II to the present day -- political essayist Irving Kristol, sociologist Nathan Glazer, the late socialist literary critic Irving Howe (who died in 1993), and social theorist Daniel Bell. At CCNY, debates raged in the school's cafeteria, later continuing in the pages of influential academic journals. Alan Rosenberg narrates. Shown at the 1997 Boston Jewish Film Festival.

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ideals, social-commentary, theory, intellectual, Jewish, politics