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Gore Vidal

Data de nascimento: 3. Outubro 1925
Data de falecimento: 31. Julho 2012

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Gore Vidal foi um romancista, dramaturgo, ensaísta, roteirista e ativista político dos Estados Unidos. O seu terceiro romance, A Cidade e o Pilar , causou enorme escândalo entre os críticos e o público mais conservadores por ser um dos primeiros romances que retrataram, sem ambiguidade, a homossexualidade. Foi candidato a cargos políticos duas vezes e teve uma longa carreira como observador e crítico da vida política dos Estados Unidos.

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„Se uma pergunta tão irrelevante fosse feita a George Washington, ele teria varado Starr com sua espada, enquanto Abraham Lincoln o teria jogado pela janela.“

—  Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal, escritor americano, referindo-se ao interrogatório do promotor Kenneth Starr sobre a atividade sexual do presidente Clinton; como citado em Revista Veja http://veja.abril.com.br/231298/p_012.html, edição retrospectiva 98, 23/12/98

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„Esse rapaz tem um certo senso de justiça. Ele é muito inteligente, e não um louco“

—  Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal, escritor, que assistirá à execução de Timothy McVeigh, condenado à morte pelo atentado de Oklahoma que matou 168 pessoas nos EUA Fonte: Revista IstoÉ Edição 1650

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„Half the American people never read a newspaper. Half never vote for President — the same half?“

—  Gore Vidal, Screening History
1990s, Screening History (1992), Ch. 1: The Prince and the Pauper, p. 5 Sometimes quoted as: Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half. [Bill, Maxwell, http://www.sptimes.com/2002/07/07/Columns/In_gloomy_times__let_.shtml, In gloomy times, let's try to find a sense of humor, St. Petersberg Times, 2002-07-07, 2008-10-04]

„It is notable how little empathy is cultivated or valued in our society.“

—  Gore Vidal
1990s, Screening History (1992), Context: It is notable how little empathy is cultivated or valued in our society. I put this down to our traditional racism and obsessive sectarianism. Even so, one would think that we would be encouraged to project ourselves into the character of someone of a different race or class, if only to be able to control him. But no effort is made. Ch. 2: Fire Over England, p. 49

„Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won't be.“

—  Gore Vidal
1990s, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (1992), Context: Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won't be. Any individual who is able to raise $25 million to be considered presidential is not going to be much use to the people at large. He will represent oil, or aerospace, or banking, or whatever moneyed entities are paying for him. Certainly he will never represent the people of the country, and they know it. Hence, the sense of despair throughout the land as incomes fall, businesses fail and there is no redress.

„The period of Prohibition — called the noble experiment — brought on the greatest breakdown of law and order the United States has known until today. I think there is a lesson here.“

—  Gore Vidal
1970s, Homage to Daniel Shays : Collected Essays (1972), Matters of Fact and Fiction : Essays 1973 - 1976 (1978), Context: The period of Prohibition — called the noble experiment — brought on the greatest breakdown of law and order the United States has known until today. I think there is a lesson here. Do not regulate the private morals of people. Do not tell them what they can take or not take. Because if you do, they will become angry and antisocial and they will get what they want from criminals who are able to work in perfect freedom because they have paid off the police. "The State of the Union" (1975)

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