A long time favorite author of mine and longtime critic of U.S. Empire passed away at 86 on July 31st. If you haven’t read any of his books, essays, or plays get on it!

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“In almost every case (where the United States has fought wars) our overwhelming commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights has required us to support those regimes that would deny freedom, democracy and human rights to their own people.”

-gore vidal quotes: from his book the decline and fall of the american empire