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Gore Vidal on the American Empire

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Posted on Apr 16, 2007
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By Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal reads from his essay, “Hail and Farewell: the End of the American Empire.” The iconic author, historian and patriot suggests that perhaps there’s a more sinister explanation for the president’s fiascos than mere incompetence: he’s out to destroy the American empire.

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By john m sandoval, April 18, 2007 at 6:53 pm Link to this comment
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George W Bush must have lost his mental capacity (or) he is deliberately trying to destroy America.
Even school children are aware he is devoid of common sense !
jonathan

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By Edwin Sherin, April 18, 2007 at 9:26 am Link to this comment
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Gore Vidal is trenchant, acerbic and relevant as usual but there is one glaring inaccuracy for which he should be ashamed. Robert Duval, a brilliant actor, as we know, was fired before the opening and replaced by Ted Van Gretheisen (sp). I know, I understudied both and played Ottakur’s unflinchingly loyal lieutenant with “Perfect Courage,  Absolute Sincerity, Complete Faith, Total Obedience. ”  Best Regards, Gore, Ed Sherin.

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By unfortunateage, April 18, 2007 at 7:27 am Link to this comment

POWERFUL INDICTMENT OF OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT AND HIS WAY OF GOVERNING OR NON-GOVERNING. IF HE IS NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS TRASHING OF ALL WE HOLD DEAR, I DO THINK WE LOSE THE USA AS WE HAVE KNOWN IT.
CAN NO ONE IN THE GOVERNMENT CALL HIS BLUFF OR DO I STAND ALONE IN DESPAIR AS I SEE MY CHILDREN’S FUTURES IN THE BALANCE?

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