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Gore Vidal

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal ( /ˌɡɔr vɨˈdɑːl/;, born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms. Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage; his grandfather was the U.S. Senator Thomas Gore of Oklahoma.

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Gore Vidal - Bibliography - Media Appearances
1976 — 7 episodes) — as himself Profile of a Writer Gore Vidal — RM Productions (1979 documentary film) Gore Vidal The Man Who Said No (1983 documentary film) Weekend. 1997) Igby Goes Down (2001 film) — School headmaster (uncredited) The Education of Gore Vidal (2003) Documentary by Deborah Dickson, aired in the US on PBS Thinking XXX (2004 ... Election Coverage with David Dimbleby (November 04, 2008) "Writer Against the Grain" Gore Vidal in conversation with Jay Parini at the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar (audio, 5909) Real Time ...
Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No
... Gore Vidal The Man Who Said No (1983) is a documentary film directed, produced, and edited by Gary Conklin ... The film follows famed American writer and political gadfly Gore Vidal in his quixotic campaign against incumbent California Governor Jerry Brown for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate ...
William F. Buckley, Jr. - In The Political Firing Line - Feud With Gore Vidal
... Buckley appeared in a series of televised debates with Gore Vidal during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago ... Vidal responded that people were free to state their political views as they saw fit, whereupon Buckley interrupted and noted that people were free to speak their ... Vidal then interjected that "the only sort of pro- or crypto-Nazi I can think of is yourself", whereupon Smith interjected, "Now let's not call names." Buckley, visibly angered, rose several inches ...
Politics In Fiction - Written Works
... Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) by George Orwell Dark Green, Bright Red (1950) by Gore Vidal The Outsider (1953) by Richard Wright The Quiet American (1955 ... and Consent (1959) by Allen Drury The Best Man (1960) by Gore Vidal (play) Catch 22 (1961) by Joseph Heller The Golden Notebook (1962) by Doris Lessing Seven Days in May (196 ... (1967) by Gore Vidal The Godfather, by Mario Puzo (1969) Being There, by Jerzy Kosiński (1971) The Lorax (1971) by Dr ...
The Golden Age (Gore Vidal Novel) - Allusions/references To Actual History, Geography and Current Science
... American Chronicle series by Gore Vidal also known as Narratives of Empire Burr Lincoln 1876 Empire Hollywood Washington, D.C ... The Golden Age Gore Vidal Plays Visit to a Small Planet (1957) The Best Man (1960) Novels The City and the Pillar (1948) Julian (1964) Washington, D.C ... Empire (1987) Hollywood (1990) Live from Golgotha The Gospel according to Gore Vidal (1992) The Smithsonian Institution (1998) The Golden Age (2000) Screenplays The Catered Affair (1956 ...

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    Laughing at someone else is an excellent way of learning how to laugh at oneself; and questioning what seem to be the absurd beliefs of another group is a good way of recognizing the potential absurdity of many of one’s own cherished beliefs.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    Now the long-feared Asiatic colossus takes its turn as world leader, and we—the white race—have become the yellow man’s burden. Let us hope that he will treat us more kindly than we treated him.
    —Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I’d like them to say, “Carol’s basically a short Bill Bradley.” Or, “Carol’s kind of like Al Gore in a skirt.”
    Carol Moseley-Braun (b. 1947)