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Gore Vidal

National Book Award winner Gore Vidal was born in 1925 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when...

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America the Great ... Police State

Truthdig was proud to be the home of Gore Vidal’s essays over the last six years. In a tribute to his legacy, we’ll be rerunning his great works. In this essay, written in 2009, Vidal wants us to accept that the U.S. is no longer a republic, no longer governed by laws—only by armed men and force.

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Gore Vidal on gay marriage

By Gore Vidal

Oct. 22, 2009
Gore Vidal, on “The Joy Behar Show” on the HLN cable channel, says gay marriage puts him “to sleep.”

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Gore Vidal talks to Charlie Rose

By Gore Vidal

Dec. 31, 2009
Author Gore Vidal discusses his life, work and latest book, “Gore Vidal: Snapshots in History’s Glare.”

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Gore Vidal’s presidential prediction

By Gore Vidal

May 23, 2008
Author Gore Vidal tells Sir David Frost why he believes Hillary Clinton has lost the battle to become the Democratic presidential candidate and why, if Barack Obama is elected president, it will be a sign of progress for the U.S.

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Gore Vidal’s take on television

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Part 1
Author Gore Vidal, on the Real News Network, discusses the state of television news and democracy: “There are so many questions that television refuses to take up—much less answer.”

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Gore Vidal interviewed on Al Jazeera

By Gore Vidal

Nov. 2, 2008
Al Jazeera interviewer Riz Khan talks to one of America’s most outspoken writers, Gore Vidal, who has described the U.S. as imperialist and divided. Vidal explains his hopes for a Barack Obama presidency.

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National Book Award winner Gore Vidal was born in 1925 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when he was nineteen years old and serving in the Army, appeared in the spring of 1946. Since then he has written twenty-three novels, five plays, many screenplays, short stories, well over two hundred essays, and a memoir.

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