Mudcat Café message #173867 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17801   Message #173867
Posted By: The Shambles
05-Feb-00 - 05:32 AM
Thread Name: Baez interview. Americans and enemies
Subject: RE: Baez interview. Americans and enemies
This has all been very interesting stuff and I would like to thank you all for it.

I would like to think that I would learn from this posting and not do it the same way again. I had read the interview in full but only quoted the bit that I wanted some help with..

I think the tone of my first post sounded a little cynical and gave an indication that I was finding fault with her personally. I did provide the link so that posters could hear the whole thing and if you did hear it, I think you would find that she does talk a lot of sense over a range of subjects and that the interview is interesting.

I certainly did not detect any overall 'anti-American' stance in the interview and I apologise if I gave that impression. Has she stated these elsewhere?

Folk 1234.

Maybe just the fact that we are using that phrase and the concept here, of "anti-American statements," with its associations to the time and its climate of origin, is exactly what she was trying to bring attention to?

The term 'anti-British' is used but usually for comments on Britain from other countries, rather from those coming from inside our own.