Gore Vidal Dies

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    Did you know that?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/books/gore-vidal-elegant-writer-dies-at-86.html?pagewanted=all

    Gore Vidal, the novelist, essayist and playwright, will be remembered as much for his outspokenness and scorn for popular culture and politics as for his 60-year writing career.

    He died Tuesday at age 86.
    His nephew, Burr Steers, said Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications from pneumonia. Vidal had been living alone in the home and had been sick for "quite a while," Steers said.
    Vidal, whose best sellers included Myra Breckenridge and Burr, was proud to be a political and literary troublemaker.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-08-01/gore-vidal-dies/56631952/1
     
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    Writer Gore Vidal, 86, has died

    Writer Gore Vidal, 86, has died - latimes.com

    Gore Vidal, the novelist, essayist and playwright, will be remembered as much for his outspokenness and scorn for popular culture and politics as for his 60-year writing career.

    He died Tuesday at age 86.
    His nephew, Burr Steers, said Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications from pneumonia. Vidal had been living alone in the home and had been sick for "quite a while," Steers said.
    Vidal, whose best sellers included Myra Breckenridge and Burr, was proud to be a political and literary troublemaker.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-08-01/gore-vidal-dies/56631952/1
     
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    Science?

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    Gore Vidal, the novelist, essayist and playwright, will be remembered as much for his outspokenness and scorn for popular culture and politics as for his 60-year writing career.

    He died Tuesday at age 86.
    His nephew, Burr Steers, said Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications from pneumonia. Vidal had been living alone in the home and had been sick for "quite a while," Steers said.
    Vidal, whose best sellers included Myra Breckenridge and Burr, was proud to be a political and literary troublemaker.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-08-01/gore-vidal-dies/56631952/1
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uajX66ibyMw]William F. Buckley vs. Gore Vidal (4 of 5) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn1Bm7BGkTw]William F. Buckley vs. Gore Vidal (5 of 5) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    cryptonazi! Queer!


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    Gore liked to push buttons. He made people understand that freedom of speech is just that, a freedom, where you like it or not. Society at that time was very rigid and peer pressure ridden.
     
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    it was some awesome shit; an expression that would make them both cringe.

    that *debate* was what got me interested in politics
     
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