Truthdig video: Gore Vidal is somewhere near my favorite writer. He formats my world somewhat -- not only through his novels but also in his great essays that range so widely over many a subject. A dedicated liberal radical, I've come to respect his attempts to defend arcane 19th century liberalism. But he is indeed very radical and finally he gets to visit Cuba. These are his thoughts.
Videography by George Edelman and Todd Wilkinson / Editing by George Edelman
My favorite Vidal works: Julian,Lincoln, Myra Breckinridge and any of his essay collections.