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because, as, as you now it’s not only I,

In this case… Yeh.

but people with whom I disagree with; I guess the odd person who disagrees with your theological certitude, and your liberal application of them to, uh, every subject in which you touch.

Yeh. Yeh.

So the subject of your own intolerance ought to be, from people’s point of view, is, I think, itself, linguistically interesting. First of all, I don’t accept that, uh, criticism. You see if, if you look at that quotation you’ll notice that I put it in there, and—recall the context— I said that when I argue the issue, I feel a tone of moral and emotional falseness, which I want to explain,

Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

but then I go ahead to argue the issue. So that’s a side remark intended to explain my own feeling of emotional and moral falseness, which is real, I do feel it.

Sure, yeh.

But nevertheless I then go ahead for three hundred pages or so to discuss this in relation…

Yeh. Uh-huh. In fact,

American Terror libretto © Jeffrey Lependorf 2008

So I don’t, I don’t really believe that it’s fair to say that I’m not willing to tolerate a position. 7

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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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