Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Christopher Hitchens on Gore Vidal

The Purest Neocon says, "After 9/11, Vidal’s writings took a graceless lurch toward the crackpot, surpassing even the wilder-eyed efforts of Michael Moore and Oliver Stone, and providing a miserable coda to his brilliant run" — Vidal Loco. Pfooey!

Particularly, Hitch is horrified that America's greatest man of letters "suspected Franklin Roosevelt of playing a dark hand in bringing on Pearl Harbor and still nurtured an admiration in his breast for the dashing Charles Lindbergh, leader of the American isolationist right in the 1930s." (Mr. Vidal is right on both counts.) Also, the former is outraged that the latter said rightly of what has become of England, "This isn’t a country, it’s an American aircraft carrier."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

One wonder$ what drive$ a man as bright as Chri$topher Hitchen$ to write $uch non$en$e.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Schultz said...

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11:46 PM  
Blogger Schultz said...

Some might even say that the rest of Europe (with a few exceptions) aren't countries, but sectors of an American military base! ;)

11:46 PM  

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