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Tuesday July 30, 2013

Quote of the Day

“[An FBI] file of only thirty-five pages: that must have disappointed Vidal when he saw his file. A file that contained no secrets—that, he would have said, was disheartening. And only half a dozen letters complaining about him. With a twinkle in his eye, he would have called that fact a crushing blow.”

-- Jon Weiner, The Nation, in his article, “The Gore Vidal FBI File,” about the 35 pages of nothing, and the lame right-wing attacks, that the FBI accumulated about Gore Vidal during the 1960s. At the same time, I think Vidal would have liked the notion that members of the FBI were forced to sit through “The Best Man,” taking notes. Like critics.

Gore Vidal and the Disappointing FBI File

Posted at 03:26 PM on Tuesday July 30, 2013 in category Quote of the Day  
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