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The (Not So) Great Pretender

Ev39 Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 10:14 AM
Vidal is a major "hero" to the left intelligentsia...anybody that can write that much rotten about America must be pretty "smart"

He was a minor figure in the freak show and dictionary of dysfunction that was American culture during the downhill years of the last century. And the more minor a figure, the better. Yet on his death at 86, another proof that the good die young, he still fascinated. You could no more stop watching him than you could maggots in a pile of rotting garbage. Call it the fascination of the repellent.

He could trace his genealogical line back to Aaron Burr, the one founding father who proved an utter scoundrel, and he lived...