American Writer Gore Vidal Dead at 86

The author, playwright, politician and commentator died Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications from pneumonia. He was 86.

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The author, playwright, politician and commentator died Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications from pneumonia. He was 86.

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Charles
Charles

"Not to know what happened before one was born is always to be a child."— Marcus Tullius Cicero, De Oratore, II, c. 80 B. C.

Gore Vidal was our American Cicero. He valiantly stood as our golden shield of republican virtue against the brassy sword of empire yielded by plutocratic militarists and their vulgar plebeians. He was the national conscience, unrelenting in reminding the citizenry of its lost historical memory in this "United States of Amnesia." Something great has gone out of the world with his passing.

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Zitherbell
Zitherbell

No pic of Gore Vidal in Gattaca?  Shame on you Time.  Vidal was a true Renaissance Man.

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Kyle

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metropika
metropika

Kyle,

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Palladia
Palladia

TIME could simply put an end to this sort of thing, if only it would.  For one thing, they ought to tumble to the fact that they are, in effect, giving away something for which they ordinarily get paid: advertising.  In addition, it irritates the readers and actual commenters.  Getting rid of it would be in the best interests of everyone except these idiotic adverts.


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