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For example, if there were some chance, that, by debating Auschwitz, it might have been possible to, eliminate it, or to at least mitigate the horror that was going on.

Mm-hmm.

And I think I feel the same way about Vietnam. And I really think that there is no— fundamentally there is no— argument anymore. On, on, in, at an intellectual level in my opinion, but I think, uh, very important to discuss it nevertheless. At what level, uh, is there an argument?

[cough]

Well, there, uh, the, uh, there is a policy, which I think is a destructive and devastating policy, it’s continuing, and, uh, the policy, the continuation of the policy is, uh, to some extent based on the fact of public apathy or public acceptance. Hence, there still is the necessity to, convince people that, uh, that they should act strongly to put an end to this policy.

At what point, um, was there an intellectual argument? At which point

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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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