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Taped on December 3, 1999. From Michael Kinsley’s introduction of the final Firing Line debate: “From the University of Mississippi, welcome to a special Firing Line debate. This one is very special, because it’s the last one. Yes, William F. Buckley is hanging up his tongue, or so he claims. Purveyors of false logic need no longer live in terror. Liberals can rest easy again. Dictionaries can rest easy, for that matter. No longer will the cry be heard across the land, “What the heck does ‘sesquipedalian’ mean?” Our topic tonight ends this series on a nicely forward-looking note. It’s about the Internet, specifically, Resolved: The Government Should Not Impose a Tax on Electronic Commerce.” Summary by Firing Line staff.