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Quote of the Day

“When Gore Vidal declared in an old television debate with William F. Buckley Jr. that 5 percent of Americans had 20 percent of the income and the bottom 20 percent had 5 percent, he was raising an alarm. That observation may be the most shocking moment in 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia,' Nicholas Wrathall’s admiring documentary portrait of Vidal, who died in 2012 at 86. ... By the standards of today, when income inequality has widened exponentially and the middle class is shrinking, statistics that infuriated Vidal sound like the answer to a socialist’s prayer.”

-- Stepehen Holden in his review of “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia,” in The New York Times, May 22, 2014


Posted at 01:08 PM on Wed. May 28, 2014 in category Quote of the Day  
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