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because the issue is mixed. Did you…

There are many issues, I, I feel that way. On the other hand, see when the issue is, the, uh, you know, when the issue is, let’s say, three million tons of bombs dropped on Vietnam, I don’t feel that way anymore. Nevertheless, I’m still perfectly willing to argue the issue.

Yeh. Calmly, quietly, and…

As you would have, say, the dropping of the bombs in Dresden?

Exactly. Yeh. Yeh.

Or the atom bomb, which is … See, I would have been willing to argue that dropping the atom bomb… but I do feel that it’s a war crime.

Sure. But I, I do think that you put some people at a disadvantage, by, uh, your a priori assertion that any position that disagrees with your own is intellectually, uh, barren. Well I didn’t mean that really. Let me explain.

Sure.

Maybe it didn’t come across. What I mean, what I meant was something else. I wanted to honestly state, uh, my own emotional,

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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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