Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal

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National Book Award winner Gore Vidal (Oct. 3, 1925 - July 31, 2012) wrote twenty-three novels, five plays, many screenplays, short stories, well over two hundred essays, and a memoir.


Gore Vidal Blasts Racism Claim

Nov 11, 2008
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.

John McCain in the Echo Chamber

Oct 28, 2008
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.

Gore Vidal’s Article of Impeachment

Jun 12, 2008
On June 9, 2008, a counterrevolution began on the floor of the House of Representatives against the gas and oil crooks who had seized control of the federal government. This counterrevolution began in the exact place which had slumbered during the all-out assault on our liberties and the Constitution itself.

Growing Up With Gore Vidal

Nov 13, 2006
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

President Jonah, Meet Oliver Cromwell!

Feb 8, 2006
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.Updated: Internationally-acclaimed man of letters Gore Vidal issues a new conclusion to his essay about the corruption of the Bush administration: "This is what we call dictatorship. Dictatorship. Dictatorship. And it is time we objected."

President Jonah, Spoken by Gore Vidal

Jan 27, 2006
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.