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the Western powers that defend themselves against the axis of powers, and I think it is incorrect to suppose that people of either side were necessarily, uh, right, simply because they weren’t exercised. Oh, I’d agree with that totally. Yeh. There’s no connection whatsoever I mean, uh, whatever, uh… to the degree of emotion and degree of correctness. But if you understand the existing situation, uh, it ought to be in your judgment, a transparently evil thing that we are engaged in and you are derivatively concerned, uh, because there isn’t, a, uh, you, because there is not a shared sense of indignation Yeh. like your Right. like your own. Now I don’t say that I am right because I am indignant, Mm-hmmm.

rather, I say that I, I think I, that in this case I have the right to be indignant. Which is different. I have to prove that.

You are right to be indignant if you are right. That’s right. And that has to be demonstrated. That’s why That has to be demonstrated which is why in most cases… Sure. Sure. Sure.

I have dozens of pages of argument, which may or may not convince people. It convinces me. [BELL] But I, I agree.

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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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