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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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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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Gore Vidal on the American Empire

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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Growing Up With Gore Vidal

In this Truthdig exclusive excerpt from his just-released book, “Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir,” National Book Award-winning author Gore Vidal recounts Depression-era episodes of his life involving his grandfather T.P. Gore, the blind senator from Oklahoma, along with a political, economic and existential awakening that followed young Vidal’s viewing of “The Prince and the Pauper.”

  • Plus: Watch Vidal read a portion of this chapter

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    Gore Vidal: Reflections on 9/11

    The legendary man of letters sees echoes of Rome’s devolution from republic to empire in America’s imperial misadventures since the Sept. 11 attacks.

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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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    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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