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even, even Papendreou? You like him I assume, because he hates us [chuckle]. Pa- Papen-…

Oh, oh, I’m talking about, I’m talking about Andrea, who makes it even…

No, no, not at all. Oh, George Papandreou? That was one of the people that we who we instated…

Is Andreas Papandreou… Both vary, both on record as being grateful to President Truman for his intervention in that part of the world in nineteen hundred and forty six… In that case I forty-seven. disagree with him on that issue. Yeh, I think that… I really do. I think we had no right to intervene in Greece in nineteen forty-seven. Though, now we’re talking about rights, and, which gets us, which gets us away from the discussion. Well, certainly… The discussion is whether or not, whether or not there, there is, there is such a thing as relatively disinterested international interference, and it seems to me that the American was rather good. We went through an imperialist phase, but we, we pulled out of it faster than any country in the history of civilization. Why did we pull out of the Philippines, for instance?

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I don’t think that in any… Alright, let’s talk about, right, let’s talk about whether we did it as a disinterested, as a disinterested…

Well, that, in that case it is certainly not…

No, no, I don’t think— I think we’re very deep into it right now.

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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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