[Marxism] Priceless Gore Vidal interview

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 14:38:34 MDT 2008


On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
>
> NY Times, June 15, 2008
> Questions For Gore Vidal
> Literary Lion
> Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON
>
>
> A: I don't even read most reviews, unless there is a potential
> lawsuit on view. I've never had much attention paid by critics — nor
> has anybody else in the United States of America, as Mr. Obama likes
> to call it.
>
> Q: And what about Mr. McCain?

The following letters were published today in the NYT in response to
this interview:


<http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/29/magazine/29letters-t-002.html?ref=magazine>
________________________________
June 29, 2008

Letters: Questions for Gore Vidal

At 82, Gore Vidal can still teach us all some­thing: the va­lid­i­ty
of the adage, "There's no fool like an old fool" ("Lit­erary Lion,"
June 15). Vidal says it is only a rumor that John Mc­Cain was a P.O.W.
and claims to have doubts be­cause Vidal "is West Point" and he knows
"a lot of the An­napo­lis breed." Gore cer­tain­ly did not at­tend
that acade­my, and yet he feels com­for­t­able de­fam­ing Mc­Cain by
im­ply­ing that he did not suf­fer in the P.O.W. camp. We have all
seen the pic­tures of Mc­Cain in the Hanoi Hilton, but Vidal wants us
to believe him, and not our lying eyes.

TER­ENCE KANE

Long Beach, N.Y.

How de­press­ing that such a learned, re­spect­ed writ­er can pro­vide
such an ex­am­ple of how not to grow older. He belies his lib­er­al
roots by being closed of mind and, well, an old grump.

JONATHAN BON­ES­TEEL

Mont­clair, N.J.





















































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