Comments on: Vietnam and Farewell http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/ Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:34:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: M. Mortazavi http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/#comment-21458 Fri, 31 Dec 2004 06:01:02 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/12/vietnam_and_farewell.html#comment-21458 I just read this on my mobile device and am testing to see if I can leave a comment using the device. Cointelpro certainly sounds like some of the material from “1984″ . . .

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By: prh99 http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/#comment-21457 Fri, 24 Dec 2004 01:37:51 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/12/vietnam_and_farewell.html#comment-21457 As others have suggested you don’t have to wait for Prof. Lessig to invite you back, you can start you’re own blog. Prof. Lessig might post the link ;-) It was interesting and informative reading what you had to say, thanks and Merry Christmas.

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By: KirkH http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/#comment-21456 Tue, 21 Dec 2004 21:05:04 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/12/vietnam_and_farewell.html#comment-21456 I asked Noam Chomsky about his take on the Internet and its effect on the media. Here is his reply “I’m an innocent as far as the internet is concerned. I don’t even know what blogger.com is. Better raise the question with others.”

I’m assuming this is the best place to talk to the “others”. My question is this: Considering the popularity of Noam’s documentaries on SuprNova why don’t you guys put together a video documentary that could be released on LegalTorrents? The argument in the conclusion of “Free Culture” about the millions of AIDS deaths in Africa would hit a little closer to home if you could see the faces of the orphans.

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By: Fernando http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/#comment-21455 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 19:58:19 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/12/vietnam_and_farewell.html#comment-21455 Excellent set of blogs. Learned much. You helped place many US historical events under the important concept of civil liberties. Herein lies food for thought, meat for those interested in the crossroads of civil dissent, executive interpretation of constitutional provisions, supreme court rationale, and the importance of public engagement. Good luck with your book sales!

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By: nate http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/#comment-21454 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 14:50:00 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/12/vietnam_and_farewell.html#comment-21454 re: Samizdat Rebecca
> Start a blog so you can do more of the same of what you’re doing
> here — presenting the world as a one-sided equation with the
> United States as the manifest source of evil and injustice, never
> mentioning any of the misdeeds of our very real adversaries, and
> continuing your own self-flagellation.

Do you really see his arguments this way? I see something far more balanced, with alternating steps of setback and progress. In this piece, for example, how does the paragraph concluding “We should not expect too little of the Supreme Court” fit into your characterization?

It’s true that he doesn’t concentrate much on the external adversaries, but trying to understand one’s own failures (and successes) doesn’t imply that these adversaries are any more or less at fault. What you see as self-flagellation strikes me as self-analysis: are you argueing against that too?

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By: Samizdat Rebecca http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/#comment-21453 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 12:40:43 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/12/vietnam_and_farewell.html#comment-21453 Yes, please. Start a blog so you can do more of the same of what you’re doing here — presenting the world as a one-sided equation with the United States as the manifest source of evil and injustice, never mentioning any of the misdeeds of our very real adversaries, and continuing your own self-flagellation. I’m sure you’ll find a wealth of academic support for your positions. Team up with Chomsky and get it linked to Z Magazine.

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By: William Loughborough http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/#comment-21452 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 09:59:52 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/12/vietnam_and_farewell.html#comment-21452 You write: “None of this was known to the public until 1972.”

For those of us who encounter this sort of claim repeatedly this is really annoying. Currently, there’s a “nobody expected…” comment about a great many things that a lot of people did expect.

Hopefully widespread blogging will put this “how could we have known that Nixon expressed anti-Semitism privately” myth to rest.

Love.

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By: anon2 http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/#comment-21451 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 04:57:50 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/12/vietnam_and_farewell.html#comment-21451 PLEASE start your own blog. you should start one w/strauss & sunstein – toe to toe w/becker&posner. and an op-ed on oreilly is long overdue.

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By: Anon http://www.lessig.org/2004/12/vietnam-and-farewell/#comment-21450 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 02:09:16 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/12/vietnam_and_farewell.html#comment-21450 No need to wait until Larry invites you back. Start a blog of your own! I’m sure you’ll be able to attract readers. Of course, if/when Larry does invite you back, I’ll look forward to reading your posts.

To Larry: Just a thought, why not create a group blog like WorldChanging or BoingBoing instead of doing these guest blog sessions? It seems like you know enough interesting people to really create something great.

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