About the Program
In March 1988, Gore Vidal, the author of the historical novel "Empire," discussed the development of the country into a national security state and the need to dismantle the military-industrial complex. Among his proposals were limiting presidential campaigns, dealing with the budget truthfully, and withdrawing support from Israel. The talk was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Gore Vidal (1925-2012)
Gore Vidal was the author of more than thirty books including "Lincoln," "Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace," and "Palimpsest: A Memoir." He has also written five plays, numerous screenplays, and two hundred essays. He won the 1993 National Book Award for "United States: Essays, 1952 - 1992." Mr. Vidal died on July 31, 2012, at the age of 86.
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