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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:40 PM

"Gore Vidal is Dead! Yes...we know but "NC" has a lovely Tribute:

Gore Vidal is Dead

Itís hard to add much to the many fine obituaries of Gore Vidal, although I will say I envied his skill in kneecapping hypocrites, his erudition, and his wonderfully theatrical speaking style. Below are links and videos.

Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer New York Times

Gore Vidal quotes: 26 of the best Guardian

The War at Home Gore Vidal, Vanity Fair

Monotheism and Its Discontents Gore Vidal, Nation

This piece includes some commentary about Obama

Gore Vidal inverviewed by Melyvn Bragg New Statesman
Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer New York Times

Gore Vidal quotes: 26 of the best Guardian

The War at Home Gore Vidal, Vanity Fair

Monotheism and Its Discontents Gore Vidal, Nation

This piece includes some commentary about Obama

Gore Vidal inverviewed by Melyvn Bragg New Statesman

This interview is a bit of a personal retrospective:[]/b]
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AND THIS to follow up:

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KoKo Aug 2012 OP
fascisthunter Aug 2012 #1
KoKo Aug 2012 #2
fascisthunter Aug 2012 #3
upi402 Aug 2012 #4
KoKo Aug 2012 #6
KoKo Aug 2012 #5
fascisthunter Aug 2012 #7

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:43 PM

1. "crypto nazi" was correct

I'll miss ya Vidal.

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:47 PM

2. Yes..he will be missed terribly. I thought that when Zinn died..

and it just keeps coming the voices we are losing that we need so much today.

Hopefully those who read them will continue in younger voices. It's all we have so much hope for.

the "wisdom of elders" carried down!

I am hopeful. Or, try to be!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:49 PM

3. no.... other voices emerge and always will

the fight will never end. Once folks understand this, it becomes the fight and what needs to be done becomes much more clear.

oooops, I just kicked your thread by making an edit... silly me.

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:01 PM

4. The problem is the media gate keepers

There are other great voices, but they don't get heard.

But every blowhard liar without conscience gets hours of airtime.

I can't understand why nobody seems to care about Gore's passing.

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Response to upi402 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:23 PM

6. Here...it didn't got much attention although others posted

it went off to archives. On some of the real Dem Blogs that are left (very few) there were many replies listing his books and admiring him.

It's just what it is these days. People move on...but, in some quarters they are still appreciated and remembered. It's just getting harder and harder to find the appreciation for some of the "old philosophers and activists from way back. imho...anyway.

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:20 PM

5. oh....I thought we were agreeing...

you are sorry you "kicked my post" on edit?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:25 PM

7. nope... I was agreeing with you(I think)

don't know why you think I'M NOT.

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