aiyume: (Ghost Mike)
( Dec. 8th, 2005 08:35 am)
...and well deserved. Check out the lecture Harold Pinter recorded for when he receives the 2005 Nobel prize for literature on Saturday.

A couple of excerpts:

I put to you that the United States is without doubt the greatest show on the road. Brutal, indifferent, scornful and ruthless it may be but it is also very clever. As a salesman it is out on its own and its most saleable commodity is self love. It's a winner.


And

The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law. The invasion was an arbitrary military action inspired by a series of lies upon lies and gross manipulation of the media and therefore of the public; an act intended to consolidate American military and economic control of the Middle East masquerading - as a last resort - all other justifications having failed to justify themselves - as liberation. A formidable assertion of military force responsible for the death and mutilation of thousands and thousands of innocent people.


The entire speech is long, but very good, and I would like to encourage as many people as possible to read it.
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