Comedian Lewis Black discusses his latest book Me Of Little Faith with Bob Schieffer as part of the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival.
Lewis Black is a stand-up comedian, actor, playwright, and author. He performs over 200 nights a year and is one of only a few performers to sell out theaters like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the MGM Grand.
Black is regularly featured on "The Daily Show" and has worked on numerous TV shows and projects for Comedy Central. He has made seven comedy albums, including The Carnegie Hall Performance, which won the 2007 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
Black has also taped two HBO specials, including "Red, White and Screwed," and has written two books; his most recent is Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008). Additionally, Black has penned over 40 plays, mentors at the 52nd Street Project, created the Carolina Comedy Festival, and has toured with the USO.
Bob Lloyd Schieffer is an American journalist who has been with CBS News since 1969, serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973-1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public affairs show Face the Nation since 1991, and, between March of 2005 and August 31, 2006, interim weekday anchor of the CBS Evening News. Katie Couric, formerly of NBC's The Today Show, succeeded Schieffer as anchor on September 5, 2006.
Schieffer is one of the few journalists to have covered all four of the major Washington national assignments: the White House, The Pentagon, United States Department of State, and United States Congress. His career with CBS has almost exclusively dealt with national politics.
very funny, engaging comic and man. would love to have dinner with him. too bad he is so much of a stepford liberal, but at least he is not a fan of hollywierd. i guess he feels better now that we know the glaciers are not melting and AGW is looking shaky. i wonder how he feels about obama now; and who cares what europeans think. heck, if lewis cared what we think he would not be nearly so hilarious. england kicked jerry lee lewis out of england in the 50s and 40-50 yrs later were knighting drug addicted rock stars. nice culture. i am ordering his book now. he and others should also read the book: AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH by Neil Postman.
I love Lewis Black! Is there anything that your mad about. HAHAHA, great question, what did you expect him to say? Check out the trailer to his new film and to see if its playing near you. www.starkravingblack.com
your quotes, in order:
1--two is not a multitude, no matter how "poetically true" it sounds, but i'll allow it
2--(a)Of course violence is "only" concealed by a lie, ALL things are, including BEING NICE. That's the nature of a lie to conceal SOMETHING. So the first part of the saying is not the whole truth.
--(b)The "Lie" can be "only" maintained by distracting people aswell, or misdirection, or hypnosis. Even if it's INEVITABLE that you would have to use violence at some point, you could say the same for distraction, or the other stuff I mentioned. So it's not ONLY violence. So the second part of the saying is not true AT ALL.
3--If you use only violence to get things done, why not have truth as your principle? It seems you're gonna get into more fights if you're always honest. You'd have to start lying to AVOID using violence as your "method".
4--This one's correct I think.
5--Silent freedom is NOT freedom silenced. In fact the converse may be true, that your chances of remaining free are increased if you don't go on about it, in certain circles anyway.
Hope I wasn't TOO presumptuous or arrogant. A vain hope indeed. (pun intended).
sounds like somebody watched his Simon Schama...
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"We, two, form a Multitude " - Ovid.
" Violence can only be concealed by a Lie, & the Lie can only be maintained by Violence. " ... " Any man, who has once proclaimed Violence as his Method, is inevitably forced to take the Lie as his Principle " – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. " - Voltaire
" Silent Freedom is Freedom Silenced "
is it not the euro-American's to create in all levels of media to act like the crusaders one way or the other. As they Continue to bring the God game to a land that was once free with no illusions of a disgusting brutal history towards humankind such be the god believers way. But it is to late America has repeat european history. In the short end of it all was it not our forefathers who cut the rope of europe to create freedom as it was and not as it is today?.