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we swo-, we swore to.

Well, not sufficiently, not sufficiently. There’s no point in helping somebody…

Well, well, that’s not the point. It was hardit was hardly disinterested, when we attempted, as you know, with tremendous, uh, uh, support, in fact, to reinstate French imperialism in South Vietnam.

Now it was disinterested in this sense, and I, I think this is an important distinction, which you do touch on in your book. It’s a disinterested act, uh, if, of my attempt to help, or your attempt to help a particular nation, is in order to spare you the possibility of a great ordeal in the future,

Hmmm.

Hmmm.

uh, which will harm you, your family, your children and your republic. Yeh, now do you… Yeh, that’s right. Sure. Well, no no no, look, that’s, that’s, look, I follow you.

Uh, that’s true, and in that sense Nazi, Nazi Germany was also disinterested. After all, after all Nazi Germany was conquering Eastern Europe only in order to advance the, uh, values of Christian spiritual civilization , and to, to restore the Slavs to their rightful home and so on and so forth

I follow you, but, uh, if you want me to pursue that digression I will. But, uh, well, American Terror libretto © Jeffrey Lependorf 2008

Yeh.

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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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