Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Writer and Contrarian



"Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates."

Sad to see Gore Vidal go.  He gave so much of himself over the years, and was one of the few Americans to stand up to the War on Terror in its early stages.  His great intellect and wit will be sorely missed.

7 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading him, no matter what the topic. The obituary I read last night makes the most of _United States_, which won the National Book Award. I've not read that, but should.

    He makes a brief appearance in another book I read last year about writers in Italy. He really was a unique human being. One of the few famous writers I wish I could have met.

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  2. The rare writer who was very good at what he does, and able to talk about it with wit and irony.

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  3. Gore Vidal in Bob Roberts,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dei-j4tWI0A

    Seems like the Tea Party took their inspiration from Roberts.

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  4. Yes, but wasn't the movie supposed to be satire???

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  5. Yes, but then so was Network, and so many of them like to quote Peter Finch. Satire is lost on this bunch.

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  6. I'm mad as hell and don't want to take it anymore either ... who would have thought it could get worse than life under Bush Jr.?

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  7. Well, when your worst fear appears before your eyes, I guess it is understandable, but whoa be it to anyone who calls the religious conservatives racist.

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