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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...

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Gore Vidal: America and Empire

The celebrated man of letters charts the course of American post-WWII hegemony in this concise original essay written as a foreword to Robert Scheer’s new book “Playing President.”

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


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President Jonah, Meet Oliver Cromwell!

Building on his “President Jonah” theme, Gore Vidal offers another angle on Bush’s presidency, illuminated by the recent spate of wildfires in Southern California.

Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


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President Jonah, Spoken by Gore Vidal

Internationally acclaimed essayist, novelist and playwright Gore Vidal argues that America under Bush is evincing characteristics of the post-fall-of-Rome Dark Ages: the triumph of faith over reason, the atrophy of education and critical thinking, and integration of the state, torture and religion.

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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. He wrote twenty-three novels, five plays, many screenplays, short stories, well over two hundred essays, and a memoir. Vidal died in 2012.

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