Gore Vidal on liberty

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Vidal: “We’ve always been an oligarchy of the well-to-do and are becoming even more so now. What freedoms we had have now been eliminated — Magna Carta guaranteed us due process of law, the only good thing England left us”.

If you have not read Gore Vidal’s books, you’ve missed out on an eloquent of outspoken critic of the American political Establishment and history in general. He’s a writer of the order of H.G. Wells (The Outline of History), Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Plato and Socrates.

Gore Vidal on “The Emperor”

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“He smiled benignly at the oil wells.” I love Gore Vidal’s humor, so subtle, so to the point and sooo Un-American… for all America’s good points, subtle and irony are not to be seen in the list, but then to my surprise, they did get Monty Python, so all is not lost. 🙂

Interview with Dr. David Suzuki

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David Suzuki is one of my heroes, who always explains simply what is happening. In this case we hear, not that climate change is bad, but that the pollution kills 16,000 people a year in Canada alone… something a bit more immediate and personal.

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