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March 21, 2008

Skimbleshanks

Santa Fe RROf all the books on 9/11 Peter Dale Scott's learned The Road To 9/11(University of California Press, 2007) deserves special recognition for situating the events of 9/11 in an intelligible, albeit complicated, context. Unlike other leftist social critics who see a simple narrative in government actions, Peter sees rich textures in what he calls 'the deep state.' An agnostic about what actually happened on 9/11 Peter nevertheless convincingly and powerfully argues that everything is not as it seems. Here, we take up 9/11 as well as larger philosophical themes. Total runtime an hour and sixteen minutes. Enjoy!

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Wow. I had heard of Peter Dale Scott before, but for some reason, never took him seriously. It's really different to actually hear someone talk, you get a different idea of who they are and where they are coming from.

Nice job of getting rid of the static - I didn't hear any.


Off topic religious wanderings aside it was an interesting interview with someone who has clearly come to understand the deep state — something I find lacking (and personally frustrating) in most analysis of current events. Yet, I was disturbed by his professed "agnosticism". It is as if he said he had studied ducks (i.e. the deep state) very carefully. That 911 looked like a duck, quacked like a duck, and walked like a duck... But more... Ate like a duck, flew like a duck and even bred like a duck. But he's not prepared to say "It's a duck!". What the hell, one wonders, would it take?

I get the sense that it has to do with his academic career which has instilled in him a fear of being decisive or appearing to wander "too far off the res" and risk being ostracized by peers.

Still, a valuable interview.


Perhaps, 8isis8, Peter knows these "ducks" all too well.


I have felt since the event (9/11) that there was much we were missing (by government cover-up), but my wildest speculations never let me imagine things this terrible. I am very thankful that I don't have many more years.

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