This premium 2-CD set features Gore Vidal, one of America’s most respected writers, and includes an extended conversation with Amy Goodman. Gore Vidal is the author of more than 20 novels and 5 plays.
Disc 1: Imperial America: Gore Vidal Reflects on the United States of Amnesia
In his recent book Vidal writes "Not since the 1846 attack on Mexico in order to seize California has an American government been so nakedly predatory." Vidal joins Democracy Now! in our firehouse studio to discuss President Bush, elections and much more.
Broadcast June 4, 2004
Disc 2: Gore Vidal on Bush’s Inaugural Address: "The Most Un-American Speech I’ve Ever Heard"
We take a look at President Bush’s inaugural address with Gore Vidal, one of America’s most respected writers and thinkers. Vidal says, "If the United States does go abroad to slay dragons in the name of freedom, liberty and so on, she could become dictatress of the world, but in the process she would lose her soul."
Broadcast January 25, 2005
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