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And Vietnam is simply one piece of an attempt to construct a very large integrated world system Yeh. of which Greece was another piece. Yeh, we became an imperial power, Mister Chomsky, in this sense: in the sense that we inherited primary responsibility for, uh, a, any chain of action that might involve us in a third world war. And, and, something that might involve the entire world in holocaust. Now under the circumstances… Well, now I know you don’t believe it, but, but, uh… It might be refreshing to listen to this point of view, which is, uh that there are people who do believe

Uh, I don’t believe that’s what happened. No, I don’t believe that’s what happened. In fact, I think that our, our… Yeh.

Oh, true. that, that America unhappily, and certainly not desiring it, inherited the responsibility for trying to abort international holocaust, and, uh, has from time to time done so by such ventures as the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Aid, and things like that. Uh, I don’t agree with that. Was Marshall Aid just a… No, Marshall aid is quite different. [BELL] First of all, Marshall… I’m sorry.

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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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