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One of the best contemporary writers, Gore Vidal, writes a provoking book.
This book should be read in conjunction with Greg Palast's The Best Democracy Money Can Buy Vidal's book should be subtitled "you get the government you deserve."
Vidal's book won't change policy or give us back real journalists, but knowing that it's out there and will be read is something.
The information about the motivation and actions of the government of the United States is as enlightening as it is accurate. Read morePublished 1 month ago by wordster
At the risk of saying nothing he wrote is not brilliant, this is brilliant. A cautious visionary, eternally patriotic without being sycophantic.Published 3 months ago by Robert Hall
I can't add much more than has already been said here. I will stress that this book is a collection of writings from Gore Vidal and that is not made immediately apparent or laid... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jonathan Washburn
You will learn a lot about the political agenda of our beloved Politicians should you read this book.Published 4 months ago by Judy K
The problem with many on the left (which I am a proud member) is that they are more "Anti" than "Pro-peace"
I used be angry to and authors like Chomsky and... Read more
An interestingly fresh perspective on the state of conflict within the workings of a Western democracy. It is a brave opinion that rarely sees the light of day. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Linda White
Gore Vidal's views of the United States help the reader understand what is behind the actions of our government and people we put in power. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Thomas Gresk
...of writers unafraid of pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. Vidal had his quirks; however, his intellect and powers of observation [even of the obvious] far outweigh... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Thomas F. Rosage