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Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State

History of the National Security State

When Julian Assange was arrested in London, he was carrying a copy of our book, Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State

Gore Vidal on the Cold War (1/7)

August 1, 2007

“Truman went on with his grotesque adventure … and the Cold War begins.”

Gore Vidal on 'The Emperor' (2/7)

Gore Vidal on ‘The Emperor’ (2/7)

August 1, 2007

The great message of Roosevelt: End all the empires–save one.

Gore Vidal on Liberty (3/7)

Gore Vidal on Liberty (3/7)

August 1, 2007

 

Gore Vidal on US Media and Society (4/7)

Gore Vidal on US Media and Society (4/7)

August 1, 2007

Gore Vidal discusses taboo subjects in the media and society, and says the people have no voice because they have no information

Gore Vidal on the Democrats and Religion (5/7)

Gore Vidal on the Democrats and Religion (5/7)

August 1, 2007

The Democratic Party is a machine to get votes for its people, none of whom should probably be elected to the high offices of state. The Republican Party is fundamentally crooked

Gore Vidal on the Future (6/7)

Gore Vidal on the Future (6/7)

August 1, 2007

Vidal: “I was born 80 years ago in a country called the United States of America, and now I live in a Homeland–an expression we haven’t heard since Hitler.”

Gore Vidal Interview Series with Paul Jay (7/7)

Gore Vidal on the Media (7/7)

July 31, 2007

On the sixth anniversary of the death of Gore Vidal, and the final day of our fundraising campaign, we republish Paul Jay’s 2007 interview with Vidal on the state of journalism. Vidal says, “I’ve been around the ruling class all my life, and I’ve been quite aware of their total contempt for the people of the country”