Chomsky vs Buckley
I make no bones about my admiration for Noam Chomsky who remains arguably the most prominent intellectual in the United States. In this excerpt from a 1960's Firing Line appearance he debates with the conservative William F Buckley and demonstrates his command of history.
Buckley does his best here with his arrogant deflections but fails to rise to the level of Mr. Chomsky who refuses to be derailed from his brilliant point making.
Buckley clearly rattled, apparently was furious afterwards and never invited him again.