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Sure.

it really does.

Sure, and then you, you think, you think…

I mean, I think had it been the kind of issue where, well it was. Sometimes I lose my temper. Maybe not tonight.

Maybe not tonight. Uh, because if you would I’d smash you in the goddamned face. The um, [cough] you say, you say in the, uh,

It’s a good reason for not losing my temper.

you say, “the war is simply an obscenity, a depraved act by weak and miserable men.”

Including all of us. Including myself,

Well, then… Sure, oh, sure-sure-sure, sure, because you count everybody in the company of the guilty.

including every— that’s the next sentence; the same sentence…

I think that’s true in a sense.

Uh, yeh. This is in a sense a theological observation, isn’t it, uh, because at some of the points, I think, that if everybody is guilty of everything than nobody is guilty of anything. That’s true intellectually.

[chuckle]

But one of the points I was trying… No, I don’t think so.

No, I don’t, well, no, I don’t, I don’t believe that. See, I that, I think, I think the point that I’m trying to make, and I think ought to be made,

American Terror libretto © Jeffrey Lependorf 2008

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American Terror  

opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on the 1969 "Firing LIne" television debate between William F. Buckley and Noam Chomsky on America...

American Terror  

opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on the 1969 "Firing LIne" television debate between William F. Buckley and Noam Chomsky on America...

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