My sympathies and condolences to his family and friends.
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.
by Tim Teeman
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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May 23, 2008
Gore Vidal speaks candidly about the 2008 candidates, raw interview footage from UK Channel 4.
h/t: After Downing Street
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.
May 14, 2008
Legendary Author Gore Vidal on the Bush Presidency, History and the “United States of Amnesia”
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. Continue reading