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I say the Greeks’ testimony is more interesting to me than even yours.

we were trying to…

Which Greeks’ testimony? The testimony of the thousands of people who were thrown into jail? And, uh, uh, people…

The testimony, the testimony…

Well, not, not, not, I, I, grant not the testimony of the Greek communists who were beaten. W- w- well I, th- there again, is it a conceptual difference that, uh, uh, between the person who desires a life under some kind of freedom and one who desires life under some kind of, under communism?

Or the Greek peasants who were beaten.

Now who, who? It, w- well, uh, no, fir- because there’s no, there’s no such opposition in Greek, uh, in Greece.

There was a distinction between a very repressive regime, which we instituted in nineteen forty-six, and another regime—I don’t know what it would have been— that would have grown out of the victory of the so-called communists.

This is, this is absolutely a historical romantic, and I think so because… Alright, take the number, the number of people who were slaughtered in Greece— first by the communist insurgency, then by the Nazis, then again by the communists, at an enormous… Uh, uh, the conquest. American Terror libretto © Jeffrey Lependorf 2008

Now, if, uh, you see, what we did was, had nothing to do with freedom. What we instituted was a very… No, no I don’t believe that… Take a look at, take a look at the…

Nazi, communist insurgency before the Nazis?

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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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