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One might say, nowadays he just lets it fly.
As great as he is in the historical fiction genre (his works from "Burr" through "Empire" are true American classics), still, I think his essay work is his best venue.
Truman, in Mr. Vidal's opinion the founder of the National Security State, and his comments on 1954 Guatemala are truly a revelation!
Exploding all the great political myths- FDR was surprised by Pearl Harbor, we had to drop the bomb on Japan, and neo-con fundamentalists possess grey matter- Saint Vidal looses... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John Fraiser
He's a compelling voice against the grain and one hell of a writer. Vidal can be the conscience of a nation.Published 8 months ago by Denis J. Chericone
Gore Vidal is thee sardonic observer of life. He is one of the few humans that can produce laughter from me. His comments about people and events are razor sharp and entertaining. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jim Burke
Vidal died very recently and there was a formidable volume of obituaries, most of them very positive. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by Ladislav Nemec
if you really want some truth,you must read ,with gores background and personal experince he really looks at the big picture, recommend all of his books.Published on March 2, 2012 by mike
Vidal's political essays should be required reading
in high school. This book helps us to understand the
circularity of historical events and how the
past influences... Read more
Only to the extent that I am familiar with Gore Vidal, I suggest that his writings are worthy of a large audience. He brings forth an intelligence to be respected. Read morePublished on November 25, 2008 by Tom O'Hara
In these 'truly' exceptional essays, Gore Vidal poses the only 'truly' ultimate question: 'What happened to all of us for most of our lives? Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by Luc REYNAERT
Thsi is not Vidal's best book, though it contains some brilliant essays. However, Vidal at his worst is better than most writers at their best, and this entire collection is the... Read morePublished on December 3, 2007 by Cecil Bothwell