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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.
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 days 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 13 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 13 months ago by Thomas F. Rosage
Vidal traces how big-gov. elites [ he was one ] create alternative-free war scenarios. He was insider connected so his gospel is real.and filled with convincing touches. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Earl Pratt
Gore Vidal is of course a master storyteller and wields the pen with unmatched perfection, hitting his targets mercilessly. A great read but unfortunately a little dated. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Claude Nougat
Gore Vidal has always been a great writer. I read his two historical novels, Lincoln and Burr, both of which I would recommend to anyone. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Donna H. Brannon
This was my first reading of Vidal's, but definitely not the last. He confirmed some things any person who cares to be informed should already know and expanded my knowledge... Read morePublished 16 months ago by John Rauch
I heard about Gore Vidal's "inflammatory" essay about 9/11 long before I actually read it. The consensus seemed to be that Vidal had succumbed to senility of some sort, a bitchy... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Anastasia McPherson
The reason I did not give this book five stars by this American intellectual heavyweight is that it was not a true book. It is a series of previously published articles. Read morePublished 19 months ago by virginia woodland