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  • WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL? Who speaks for libertarianism the Old Right or the Neocon Clones?

    04/08/2002 10:13:00 AM PDT · by H.R. Gross · 25 replies · 17+ views
    Antiwar.com ^ | April 8, 2002 | Justin Raimondo
    Behind the Headlines by Justin RaimondoAntiwar.com April 8, 2002 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL?Post-9/11: Who speaks for libertarianism – the Old Right or the Neocon Clones? A note from the author: I apologize, in advance, for the sheer length of this column, but since it addresses the sell-out of basic libertarian principles by people and institutions who purport to speak in its name, I thought it important to address these questions thoroughly, with extensive quotations from those I name. Too bad, in attacking Antiwar.com, these pathetic losers didn't do the same – but then what can one expect from craven...
  • Gore Vidal: The Man and the Writer [Remember when Bill Buckley Called Him "Queer" On National TV?]

    08/29/2015 6:58:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/29/2015 | Ron Capshaw
    Moments after his infamous televised dust-up with Gore Vidal during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, William F. Buckley Jr. encountered a livid Paul Newman. Newman told Buckley that his calling Vidal a “queer” on national television was the most disgraceful thing he’d ever seen. The actor’s rage was not lessened even when Buckley reminded him that Vidal had started the incident by calling him a “crypto-Nazi.” “That was political,” Newman replied. “Yours was personal.” In the years that followed, both Vidal and Buckley would frequently defy their political labels. Buckley, the supposed reactionary, would often display a surprising...
  • 'Best of Enemies' is a terrific documentary about the Vidal-Buckley debates

    08/02/2015 12:34:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 31 2015 | Peter Rainer
    As a teenager, I remember watching the 1968 televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley during the two national political conventions and thinking that they were way more entertaining than any of the TV dramas that were popular at the time. Those debates, unaccountably unavailable for the most part since then, have been resurrected as the centerpiece of the terrific documentary “Best of Enemies,” directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon. The film positions those debates as a harbinger of the ideological sword-crossing that has become a staple of TV news. Except what we have now, as opposed...
  • Listen You Queer Stop Calling Me a Godd*mn Nazi

    04/01/2015 11:00:54 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 19 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYymnxoQnf8 ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    Bill Buckley was one of the greats and he called it like it was.
  • William Buckley and Gore Vidal trade insults

    04/01/2015 10:53:39 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0ChLVTpaA ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    Well isn't this a fine kettle and pot? Buckley shot straight from the hip & no holds barred.
  • A lot to A.N.S.W.E.R. for

    05/05/2003 11:12:38 AM PDT · by yonif · 24 replies · 557+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 1, 2003 | Edward Grossman
    Israel-bashing figures prominently in 'teach-ins' where San Franciscans seek a flavor of the Vietnam era Let's admit it - San Francisco is gorgeous, and deserves its name as the capital of resistance to what the US is trying to do in the Middle East. After all, while other places from coast to coast had rallies and marches before and during Operation Iraqi Freedom, only there were thousands "hauled off by the pigs" for blocking the financial district, and only there was there a rally and march almost every Saturday for weeks and weeks until Saturday, April 19. But were all...
  • If the rumours about Gore Vidal are true, what does this mean for his work?

    11/25/2013 3:01:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Guardian ^ | November 15, 2013 | Mark Lawson
    Aside from being an essayist, novelist and screenwriter, Gore Vidal was a grade-one gossip, his published writings and private conversation stuffed with rumour and conspiratorial hints. But now, less than 18 months after Vidal passed into history, he is himself subject to the most reputation-destructive scuttlebutt there is: the suggestion that he may have been a paedophile. In connection with a new book about Vidal, his half-sister and a nephew have hinted that he may have had a secret passion for underage boys. And Vidal more or less admitted it himself, writing in his memoir Palimpsest that he was "attracted...
  • The (Not So) Great Pretender

    08/26/2012 6:25:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    He was a minor figure in the freak show and dictionary of dysfunction that was American culture during the downhill years of the last century. And the more minor a figure, the better. Yet on his death at 86, another proof that the good die young, he still fascinated. You could no more stop watching him than you could maggots in a pile of rotting garbage. Call it the fascination of the repellent. He could trace his genealogical line back to Aaron Burr, the one founding father who proved an utter scoundrel, and he lived down to the name. Let's...
  • NPR Warmly Recalls Gore Vidal Denouncing America

    08/05/2012 5:05:11 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    NPR’s Terry Gross was effusive in tribute to leftist author Gore Vidal on Friday’s Fresh Air, airing chunks of previous interviews she'd had with Vidal. She began: “In Vidal's New York Times obituary, Charles McGrath described him as, quote, 'the elegant, acerbic, all-around man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what he declared to be the end of American civilization,' end quote.” And: “As Reed Johnson wrote in the Washington Post, quote: ‘Vidal's revisionist outlook struck some critics as brilliant and others as almost gleefully perverse,’ unquote.” From a 1988 interview, Gross let Vidal unleash a long...
  • Famous For His Hates: The Cool, Witty Gore Vidal

    08/01/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Drango · 32 replies
    npr ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Chris Bram
    Chris Bram is the author of the novel Gods and Monsters. Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, whole portions of the American public and, most notably, Truman Capote. Yet he could be incredibly generous to other writer friends. He wrote beautiful, appreciative essays about Tennessee Williams and Dawn Powell. He was a man of many facets and endless contradictions. He achieved his first notoriety in 1948 when he was only 22, for his novel, The City and the Pillar. It was the fullest, most frank portrait of gay American life at that time. The book wasn't autobiographical...
  • Gore Vidal , Celebrated Author, Playwright, Dies

    07/31/2012 10:22:01 PM PDT · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7,31,2012 | Andrew Dalton and Hillel Italie
    Link only http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/t/story/gore-vidal-celebrated-author-playwright-dies-16901631
  • Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer [Gore Vidal Dead]

    08/01/2012 4:37:16 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Gore Vidal, the elegant, acerbic all-around man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what he declared to be the end of American civilization, died on Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, where he moved in 2003, after years of living in Ravello, Italy. He was 86.
  • LIB TALKER OPINE: WOULDN‘T IT BE BETTER IF LINCOLN DIDN’T SAVE THE UNION

    11/14/2010 10:31:23 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 284 replies
    BASHING AMERICA, GORE VIDAL AND LIB TALKER OPINE: WOULDN‘T IT BE BETTER IF LINCOLN DIDN’T SAVE THE UNION http://www.theblaze.com/stories/bashing-america-gore-vidal-and-lib-talker-opine-wouldnt-it-be-better-if-lincoln-didnt-save-the-union
  • Gore Vidal Describes Polanski's Victim as 'Young Hooker'

    10/29/2009 4:02:44 PM PDT · by feralcat · 51 replies · 2,266+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | October 28, 2009 | John Nolte
    In an interview published today, The Atlantic describes Gore Vidal as “a sharp provocateur, as irascible and irreverent as ever.” I’m assuming that’s some kind of internal Atlantic-code for "twisted old has-been degenerate desperate for attention": ATLANTIC: In September, director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland for leaving the U.S. in 1978 before being sentenced to prison for raping a 13-year-old girl at Jack Nicholson’s house in Hollywood. During the time of the original incident, you were working in the industry, and you and Polanski had a common friend in theater critic and producer Kenneth Tynan. So what’s your take...
  • Joy Behar - Too Late to Kill Bush'

    11/01/2009 7:16:06 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 36 replies · 1,434+ views
    So it is okay to threaten Bush and advocate killing him but dare if anyone said this about Obama. WATCH THE VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O2ke-AuJkQ
  • VIDEO: Gore Vidal Admits He Wanted To Murder Bush

    10/30/2009 8:51:17 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 39 replies · 1,379+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 30, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Gore Vidal says he wanted to murder Bush during his administration. Vidal also says that Obama is too "intelligent" for America.
  • Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’

    10/28/2009 1:06:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies · 1,008+ views
    Plenty of celebrities issued crazy statements in their efforts to defend director and rapist Roman Polanski but none went as far as author Gore Vidal did when he labeled Polanski's victim a "young hooker." In an Oct. 28 interview with The Atlantic's John Meroney about a variety of topics, Vidal claimed he didn't "give a f---" about the Polanski case. "Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she's been taken advantage of?"
  • Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’

    10/28/2009 1:53:09 PM PDT · by Bean74 · 34 replies · 1,275+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 28, 2009 | Colleen Raezler
    Plenty of celebrities issued crazy statements in their efforts to defend director and rapist Roman Polanski but none went as far as author Gore Vidal did when he labeled Polanski's victim a "young hooker." In an Oct. 28 interview with The Atlantic's John Meroney about a variety of topics, Vidal claimed he didn't "give a f---" about the Polanski case. "Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she's been taken advantage of?" Vidal claimed "there was a totally different story at the time that doesn't resemble anything that we're now being...
  • (Gore) Vidal Kicks Up Dust Again (Bashes Hitchens, Heston; Avoids Israel)

    10/23/2009 1:56:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 21, 2009 | LLoyd Grove
    Trouble was on the agenda when the aging provocateur, infamous for his tough remarks on Israel, visited a Jewish cultural hub last night. But as Lloyd Grove reports, Vidal charmed the critics. There were moments at the 92nd Street Y Tuesday night when Gore Vidal was just a sweet old man, reminiscing. “What do you miss most about Ravello?” asked his literary executor, Middlebury College English professor Jay Parini, reading an audience question about the Amalfi Coast palazzo where Vidal had lived with Howard Austen, his companion of 53 years. “Hmmm, Howard, I suppose,” Vidal mused sadly—and the answer just...
  • Gore Vidal: Obama 'Too Intelligent' for America; Adds That He Wanted to 'Murder' Bush

    10/23/2009 5:06:51 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 54 replies · 1,715+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 23, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    If you haven't gotten your daily dose of left-wing crazy, strap yourself in. On CNN Headline News Oct. 22 broadcast of "The Joy Behar Show," left-wing author and conspiracy theorist Gore Vidal shared his thoughts about President Barack Obama. He said he thought the 44th President of the United States might be a little overqualified - at least as far as his intelligence. "I like him," Vidal said. "I wish he knew more about the United States. I was for Hillary at the beginning on the grounds she knew how to be president. Having sort of done the job as...