Gore Vidal, RIP, Or, Maybe the Weirdest Episode of "Uncommon Knowledge" Ever Recorded
The New York Times headlines its obit on Gore Vidal "Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Man of Letters," but Ricochet's own Steven Manacek will have none of it. "He was an execrable human being in so many ways....So much bile, so much contempt."
Who has it right? This episode of Uncommon Knowledge, taped an even decade ago, will put you in a position to decide for yourself. The guests: Dinesh D'Souza, the libertarian scholar and historian Robert Higgs, and--yes--Gore Vidal. My question: Why is the United States so hated? Gore Vidal rang many changes on a single theme: because, of course, the United States is so hateful.
But as I say, see for yourself. (Vidal makes his first appearance at about 2:32.)