http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/2005/pinter-lecture-e.html

The text of Harold Pinter’s Nobel acceptance speech; a brilliant and scathing indictment of America’s amazing and shameful behavior in this world since World War II:

“It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.”

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