Gore Vidal Speaks Seriously Ill of the Dead

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Buckley was a world-class American liar on the far right who would tell any lie he thought he could get away with. Years of ass-kissing famous people in the press and elsewhere had given him, he felt, a sort of license to libelously slander those hated liberals who, from time to time, smoked him out as I did in Chicago, when I defended the young people in Grant Park by denying that they were Nazis and that the only “pro- or crypto-Nazi” I could think of was himself. He sued me and got nowhere. He sued Esquire, in which our words appeared. By then the coming right-wing surge was in view. And so Esquire cravenly agreed to settle with him for a few paragraphs worth of free advertising for his weird little magazine The National Review, hardly the great victory he claimed.

Hee hee hee.

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  1. . . . right after, if i remember correctly, a skit by Bob & Ray, there they were, the Gore and Bill show, a moment that makes me 17 yrs old again as much as any Stones song.


    PS I like that you have a spell check, I might use it sometime.

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