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That’s, uh, depraved.

That’s depraved? So that… It, it… Why is it marginal?

In my opinion. That’s very, very marginal, thaIf in fact it’s marginal. That’s a question of fact.

Yeh, uh, um.

In fact, in fact, you know this, uh, it’s quite a, uh, uh, I think there’s perfect unanimity about this in this in the people who’ve studied it. For example, if you look at someone like, say, Douglass Pike, you know, the American Foreign Service agent who’s the chief expert on the VietVietnam, uh, on the Vietcong, and you read his book carefully, you discover that he points out that it was, uh, in response to the American military effort that the Vietcong turned from their attempt to build mass popular support by, uh, through, or through the organizational methods that involved giving people an actual role in, uh, organizing and controlling their own, uh, society and institutions. They turned from that to physical force in reaction to the American intervention.

Well, heh [chuckle].

When you read, in fact, many examples of this quote in the book from aid documents, let’s say,

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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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