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America the Great ... Police State
Gore Vidal's Essays

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Let us accept that we are no longer a republic governed by laws—only by armed men and force. This is just like the days of Billy the Kid. You have an armed man going down a dusty street, and that is authority. And it has come to this for us.

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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Iraq falls apart, the VA goes after whistle-blowers, the Washington football team loses its racist trademarks, and more on Gore Vidal.

Does the U.S. Owe Iraq?
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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Iraq falls apart, the VA goes after whistle-blowers, the Washington football team loses its racist trademarks, and more on Gore Vidalcom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: Iraq falls apart, the VA goes after whistle-blowers, the Washington football team loses its racist trademarks, and more on Gore Vidal.

Beyond Sex and Soccer: Why Brazilians Are Pissed About the World Cup
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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The World Cup opens with a bang, how thinking mothers should deal with gunplay, and we interview the directors of two new documentaries -- one on the late, great Gore Vidal, the other on prison escape artist and possible criminal justice victim Mark DeFriestcom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: The World Cup opens with a bang, how thinking mothers should deal with gunplay, and we interview the directors of two new documentaries—one on the late, great Gore Vidal, the other on prison escape artist and possible criminal justice victim Mark DeFriest.

Gore Vidal's 'Burr': A Tea Party Antidote
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In 1973, Gore Vidal published a novel that struck at the ankles of the notion that the United States is a country founded by altruistic do-gooders whose highest ambition was the creation and protection of the Constitution.

Gore Vidal Speaks Seriously Ill of the Dead
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In this essay, first published in 2008, the iconic author objected 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 televisionIn this essay, first published in 2008, Gore Vidal objected to Newsweek's obituary of his onetime rival, William F Buckley .

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