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Gore Vidal: His Life and Legacy

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Interviews
On life, movies, Cuba, his country’s future, and more.

Gore Vidal Sounds Off on Solar Power Caper

July 6, 2007

Note to public utility companies: Do not cross Gore Vidal. What began as a personal nuisance — the shutdown of his newly installed home solar power system by Los Angeles’ water and power provider — has become emblematic of a bigger issue (or two) for the venerable writer, who states his position in no uncertain terms in this interview.

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Gore Vidal on Cuba

May 14, 2007

The iconic author and historian speaks with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer about his recent tour of Cuba, why he thinks the island has a bright future and why the United States, the world’s only superpower, has an inferiority complex.

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Gore Vidal on Campaign ’08 and America’s Future

April 27, 2007

Robert Scheer sits down with Gore Vidal to hear his take on the upcoming presidential campaign, religion and the future of the American empire in this first installment from Truthdig’s series of interviews with the iconic author and historian.

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‘This Place Is Broken’: The Gore Vidal Interview

March 8, 2006

Gore Vidal spoke with Truthdig’s Sheerly Avni about a range of topics, including this year’s Oscar-nominated films (see Part I). He also commented at length about many of the real-life concerns these films attempt to address, including terrorism, war, propaganda movies and, finally, the troubling relationship between the U.S. government and the American entertainment industry, which Vidal refers to as White House East and White House West.

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Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005

March 3, 2006

Prize-winning novelist, essayist, playwright and screenwriter Gore Vidal sat down with Truthdig’s Sheerly Avni on March 2 in the living room of his home in Hollywood. He spoke candidly about America’s prudishness, his admiration for Ang Lee, and Truman Capote’s Proust complex.

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Gore Vidal: Living Through History

Nov. 21, 2006

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.

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