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In a series of penetrating and alarming essays, whose centerpiece is a commentary on the events of September 11, 2001 (deemed then too controversial to publish), Gore Vidal challenges the comforting consensus following September 11th and goes back and draws connections to Timothy McVeigh’s bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. He asks were these simply the acts of “evil-doers?”

©2002 Gore Vidal (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. The New Theocrats, A Letter to be Delivered, Shredding of the Bill of Rights, from The Last Empire by Gore Vidal, © 2001 by Gore Vidal. Used by permission of Doubleday, a division of Random House. United States Military Operations (pp. 22-41) reprinted by permission of the Federation of American Scientists.

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  • 17-01-20

Gore Vidal Shits on Everything

Good book. Gore Vidal basically lambasts everything, romanticizes Timothy McVeigh, d predicts the next rants years of American foreign policy