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.
Gore Vidal on the Academy Awards, Sexuality and Politics
In a Truthdig interview conducted by Sheerly Avni, Gore Vidal weighs in on this year’s Academy Awards competition, Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain” and Truman Capote’s Proust complex.
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.