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Gore Vidal on Impeachment and the Media

The celebrated historian and author reads from his latest Truthdig essay, which examines Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s articles of impeachment and the lack of attention they garnered in the mainstream media.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008 READ MORE


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Gore Vidal Speaks Seriously Ill of the Dead

The iconic author objects to Newsweek’s obituary of his onetime rival, William F. Buckley, a “knightly man” who stood up to “bullies” like Gore Vidal ... by verbally gay-bashing him on national television.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008 READ MORE


Harnessing the Sun Leaves Vidal in the Dark

Powering his home with solar energy sounded like an enlightened idea to Gore Vidal, but after several exasperating rounds of “routine” inspections and unexpected blackouts, it seems that even Southern California’s most abundant natural resource can be caught up in red tape.

Posted on Jul 2, 2007 READ MORE


Videocast: Gore Vidal on the Kennedy Assassination, Castro and More

In this excerpt from the Truthdig interview, Gore Vidal speaks with Robert Scheer about the Kennedy assassination, Castro and imperialism.  For the full video, go to www.truthdig.com and click on “interviews.”

Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


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Gore Vidal: Living Through History

Iconic author and historian Gore Vidal speaks with Robert Scheer about his new memoir, “Point to Point Navigation,” and the events that shaped his life and his country, from war with Hitler to the “waking nightmare” of Iraq.

Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


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

  • Posted on Nov 13, 2006 READ MORE


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    Gore Vidal: ‘The Most Important Election in My Lifetime’

    In an original Truthdig video interview in advance of the publication of his new memoir, “Point to Point Navigation,” iconic author and historian Gore Vidal offers this plea to America on the eve of the election: “This is the most important vote that you’ll probably ever cast.  Because should this gang of thugs continue in the two houses of Congress, there isn’t any chance of getting the Constitution back….”

    Posted on Nov 6, 2006 READ MORE


    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.

    Posted on Sep 19, 2006 READ MORE


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