Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Posted: May 26, 2019 in -

J. Giambrone

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One of the most towering literary figures in American history, Gore Vidal was the real deal.

Long before the great American novel devolved into a werewolf vs. zombie series, novelists held great powers of observation and insights into their societies. The demise of these intellectual leaders prompts the inevitable fall of this empire of brainwashed fools.

Writers unfamiliar with Vidal should definitely watch this film. His irascible truth-telling influenced millions. He never shied away from controversy, nor from honestly assessing the country as a bloodthirsty empire ruled by the rich, of, by, and for.

Every utterance of Vidal’s was like a performance piece. He didn’t converse so much as proclaim. A child of politics, the Second World War opened his eyes to the mercenary nature of US foreign policy, even those alleged “good” wars.

Always close to power and fame, his is a mind-blowing tale of America’s transformation into the…

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