Gore Vidal Behind the Orange Curtain: 5 Great Lines from Author's Nixon Library Visit (WTF?)



  • "How different this was from 1972, when all seemed possible: 1972 convinced me that all things were not possible."

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  • As Vidal received his final standing O: "Know that socialism will never come to America!"

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BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

Nixon doesn't look so bad compared to today's crop. Scary.

atonkovi
atonkovi

Perfect.  Thanks, Mr. C.  Cheers me right up.  I was there that night, with my wife and our little son and former Times reporter Janet Wilson.  The kid got to shake hands with the putative peace candidate for the presidency of the United States of America.  I wrote a blog post over at Dissent the Blog afterward, describing the evening in a highly readable and yet nearly factual style readers of OC Bookly have come to  love, or at least "like"! 

http://dissenttheblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/yorba-linda-california-when-past-is.html

JackGrimshaw
JackGrimshaw

 @BillxT

 You must be referring to Norm Nixon. The other one (paranoid / insecure / delusional / vindictive / crooked / racist)? You cannot be serious ...

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

 @atonkovi Thanks for sharing, Tonk, and reminding me to bookmark Dissent (as you all should).

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

 @JackGrimshaw

 Gdub, Bachman, Palin, ..., the list goes on. Note I didn't say that the old trickster was any prize.

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