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your farming. Now, in that particular instance, is there a strategic difference

but you see you’re begging…

between my giving you the fertilizer and my giving you, the, the soldier, who routes… Mm-ha-ha…

That’s not, your talking about dream world, because the real world is one in which the alternatives were bringing uh, coming with a bayonet, which is on an American rifle, held by an American-backed, uh, Greek soldier, and the alternative to that was giving the kind of aid which was used in fact to construct the kind of society in Western Europe that we wanted to see developed there. Now, these are two very different things.

Mm-hmm. Why do you say, “imposed”? Why do you say, “Imposed”? Is it because your presumption here is, your presumption here is that,that the Greeks would like the kind of regime which resulted,

It’s a very different thing to introduce, uh, ih, to run for the Greek army, uh, a counter-insurgency program with, uh, military support and many military men involved. That’s one kind of thing, one sort of repression imposed on the Greek population through American intervention. One might argue whether it’s right or wrong, but that’s, but that’s to be very sharp to distinguish. Be-…

M- my, my presumption here is to… Well let me tell you so that you don’t have to… Now look, my, my inter-,

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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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