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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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Gore Vidal on Buchanan/Braden (1984)

By Gore Vidal

Discussion of Vidal’s then new book “Lincoln,” F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, film auteurs, “Caligula” and William F. Buckley.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010 READ MORE


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William Buckley vs. Gore Vidal

By Gore Vidal

This is the well-known incident between William Buckley and Gore Vidal that occurred during ABC’s coverage of the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010 READ MORE


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America the Great ... Police State

Let us accept the facts staring us in the face – that demonstrably we are no longer a republic. We are no longer governed by laws, only by armed men and force. This is just like the days of Billy the Kid. You have an armed man going down a dusty street and that is authority. And it has come to this for us.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009 READ MORE


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Gore Vidal: ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’

The whip-smart and ever-sly Gore Vidal visited “Real Time” on Friday, giving his historical and sometimes hysterically funny take on the state of the United States. He also revisited a few key moments from his personal history, illustrated by some priceless archival footage found by Bill Maher’s crack research team. Is it too soon to make an Amelia Earhart joke?

Posted on Apr 11, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Gore Vidal Blasts Racism Claim

Gore Vidal, racist? Au contraire, the renowned author asserts in this response to a recent piece on The Huffington Post that claimed Vidal had a problem with Barack Obama’s bid for the White House because of the president-elect’s race.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008 READ MORE


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John McCain in the Echo Chamber

October proved to be the cruelest month, for that was the time that Sen. McCain, he of the round, blank, Little Orphan Annie eyes, chose to try out a number of weird lies about Barack Obama ostensibly in the interest of a Republican Party long overdue for burial.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008 READ MORE


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Gore Vidal
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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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