A REMEMBRANCE: GORE VIDAL AND OKCAugust 3, 2012
Last week one of my favorite men-of-letters passed away: Gore Vidal. For me, Vidal was the embodiment of that cultural analysis that I think is so necessary to our future. A man of the political left, Vidal was as unsparing of the moral posturing of Dummycrookery as he was of Republithuggery, though doubtless he would have viewed my characterizations of our "two" political parties as inelegant. At the deeper level, Vidal saw into the roots of the American empire in its heroes and myths.
But it was perhaps for his questioning of the whole official narrative of the Oklahoma City Bombing that Vidal most scandalized the political left that claimed him as their own, for he was just not swallowing the pill... but then again, he never was a part of the matrix.
See you on the flip side...