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or from classification manuals, where people point out… Yeh, yeh, but by the, by the same token you can say that the Nazis turned to torture in France, uh, uh, uh in reaction to Eisenhower’s landing in, in Normandy. The answer is a people so disposed to act, or certain kinds of people, that I yearn for a recognition of this in your writings, whereas Douglass Pike as a matter of… Douglass Pike, as you know, uh, has, uh, certain difficulties with the fact, that it is acknowledged, that up to twenty-five, fifty thousand people, uh, were individually killed by terrorists, uh, before America’s, uh … It was between nineteen-fifty, nineteen hundred and sixty-two.

Well, then, uh…

Well…

When was that? I think, uh, nine thousand is the figure that’s given usually. Right. And amazing, and it’s interesting to see what it was.

Uh, what they, what one really wants to point out about Vietcong terror during the period prior to the American intervention, then, again, I think, just about all commentators— uh, Dennis Warner, Bernard Fall, whoever you like— has agreed that, uh, 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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