Gore Vidal dies aged 86 + Gore Vidal Interview

Dandelion Salad

My sympathies and condolences to his family and friends.

English: Portrait of Gore Vidal by Juan F. Bastos

English: Portrait of Gore Vidal by Juan F. Bastos (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aug. 1, 2012

Gore Vidal, the author, playwright, politician and commentator whose novels, essays, plays and opinions were stamped by his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, has died in Los Angeles.

Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills at about 6.45pm on Tuesday of complications from pneumonia, his nephew Burr Steers said. Vidal had been living alone in the home and had been sick for “quite a while”, Steers said.

Continue reading

Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’


by Tim Teeman
Times Online
Sept 30, 2009

A conversation with Gore Vidal unfolds at his pace. He answers questions imperiously, occasionally playfully, with a piercing, lethal dryness. He is 83 and in a wheelchair (a result of hypothermia suffered in the war, his left knee is made of titanium). But he can walk (“Of course I can”) and after a recent performance of Mother Courage at London’s National Theatre he stood to deliver an anti-war speech to the audience.

Continue reading

Cindy Sheehan Interviews Gore Vidal

Updated: added link to the archived show in full

By Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
July 25, 2009

July 25, 2009 Continue reading

Vidal: Congress has never been more cowardly nor corrupt

Dandelion Salad


Afshin Rattansi and Gore Vidal on Iran & Power June 2008

Gore Vidal speaks to Afshin Rattansi about another of President Bush’s attorney-generals facing a subpoena, the White House becoming Persepolis and military action against Iran.

Continue reading

Vidal: Bush ended US as a republic

Dandelion Salad

Press TV
Sat, 28 Jun 2008 06:58:22

Gore Vidal, US novelist, historian and social critic says the Bush regime has killed all of the constitutional links that made the US a republic.

On early Friday morning Iran time, in an exclusive interview with Press TV, Vidal said that President Bush has rid the country of the Bill of Rights, habeas corpus and the entire legacy of the Magna Carta in the name of war on terror.


h/t: Freedom Fighting Deacon (Revolution March July 12)

FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


Gore Vidal: History of the national security state

Gore Vidal’s Article of Impeachment (+ audio)

Gore Vidal’s Article of Impeachment (+ audio)

Dandelion Salad

Updated: June 18, 2008 added audio link

by Gore Vidal
June 12, 2008

On June 9, 2008, a counterrevolution began on the floor of the House of Representatives against the gas and oil crooks who had seized control of the federal government. This counterrevolution began in the exact place which had slumbered during the all-out assault on our liberties and the Constitution itself.

Continue reading

Gore Vidal on the Kennedys and His 1960s Battle with the New York Times

Dandelion Salad

Democracy Now!

May 29, 2008

Gore Vidal on the Kennedys and His 1960s Battle with the New York Times

With a career spanning more than six decades, Gore Vidal is one of America’s most respected writers and thinkers. He’s authored more than twenty novels and five plays. His latest book is Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir.

Real Video Stream

Real Audio Stream

MP3 Download


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.


Part I: Gore Vidal on Bush, History & the “United States of Amnesia”


Gore Vidal on McCain, Obama, Clinton (videos)

Dandelion Salad


May 23, 2008
Gore Vidal speaks candidly about the 2008 candidates, raw interview footage from UK Channel 4.


h/t: After Downing Street


Frost over the World: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal on Bush, History & the “United States of Amnesia”

Frost over the World: Gore Vidal

Dandelion Salad


Author Gore Vidal tells Sir David Frost why he believes Hillary Clinton has lost the battle to become the Democratic presidential candidate and why, if Barack Obama were elected president, it would be a sign of progress for the US. Also, Jihad Makdissi, a Syrian embassy spokesman in London, discusses the peace talks between Israel and Syria.

Continue reading

Gore Vidal and Davis Fleetwood on Dennis’ Exclusion – What Can You Do? By Manila Ryce (video)

Dandelion Salad

By Manila Ryce
The Largest Minority
Published Thursday, December 20th, 2007, 6:07 pm

Despite the best efforts of corporate America to rob you of your optimism, if you are one of the few people on earth who still happens to believe that justice and equality are goals we ought to strive towards, then you too are still outraged that Dennis Kucinich was left out of the Democratic debate sponsored by The Des Moines Register. Well you’re not alone because Gore Vidal (who recently came out to endorse Kucinich) is mighty pissed as well. Below is an excerpt from Truthdig written by Vidal on the Democratic Debate Debacle:
Continue reading

Watch Constitutional Forum In New Hampshire Live Sunday On KucinichTV with Gore Vidal!

Dandelion Salad

From an email:

Watch Constitutional Forum on KucinichTV & Vote Now On IndependentPrimary.com

Watch Constitutional Forum In New Hampshire Live Sunday On KucinichTV!

Continue reading

Gore Vidal on Dennis Kucinich + New Poll

Dandelion Salad

Submitted by davidswanson on Fri, 2007-11-09 00:58
After Downing Street

Dennis Kucinich

by Gore Vidal
The Nation

If the Democratic presidential primary were held today in your state, whom would you support? Cast your vote in the Nation Poll.

Continue reading

Truth Now: Interview of Gore Vidal – On Education in America Today by Linda Sutton

Dandelion Salad

by Linda Sutton
Atlantic Free Press
Sunday, 26 August 2007

On Education in America Today

GV: Well, you know, it’s just a country of non-readers. They just don’t read. Everything is too difficult for them. The New York Times is too difficult. So they have no way of getting information, and the New York Times also tells lies for interested parties. So they’re not missing a lot. But you have to have some means of access to the outside world.

Continue reading