Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Amazing Mr. Vidal
I happened on this today, trolling through my files of interviews with writers, something I do when I'm feeling blue. For the entire mad decades 1994 (Contract on America) through to the present, Mr. Vidal was the only voice that resonated with my inner feelings about the country of my birth. Here's the tail end of a wonderful long interview with him in '09, the last part of which I include here, silently cheering his unfettered honesty as my heart swells with gratitude. It's just so good. I particularly feel grateful to him for his description of the Bush admin as a "wrecking crew", perfect and apt, though how the entire country seemed to sleep through that is startling. The entire interview can be viewed here.