07 8 / 2012
As the world celebrates the legacy of Gore Vidal, this incisive profile explores the American icon’s lifetime critique of US politics. With the US presidential campaign raging, can his predictions teach anything?Gore Vidal passed away on July 31, 2012, and was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms. Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage; his grandfather was the U.S. Senator Thomas Gore of Oklahoma.