The Historian Gadfly

The XX century finally died today. RIP Gore Vidal. Barbarians are at the gates of Rome; democracy and empire battle with entropy. Who knows if these greats will shine again, but what fun it must have been.

 "Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."

A few good obituaries:
  John Nichols in the Nation
Charles McGrath in the New York Times


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