Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Writing in the Weekly Standard, Andrew Ferguson buries Gore Vidal and the cultural class that applauded him: However you measure these achievements from a career spanning seven decades, they amount to no more than a handful, soon to turn to dust. Yet in 2009, at a humid dinner filled with our culture’s leading personages, he […]

“I have no wish to commit literary patricide, or to assassinate Vidal’s character—a character which appears, in any case, to have committed suicide.” – Christopher Hitchens Gore Vidal is dead. He was 86. How should we remember Gore Vidal? Anti-semite? Apologist for Roman Polanski? Author of a pornographic film? Timothy McVeigh conspiracy theorist? September 11 […]

Christopher Hitchens demonstrates again in an obit piece on Norman Mailer why he’s always worth reading, Mailer also continually ran a great risk that very few are willing to run. I mean the danger of simply seeming ridiculous. He once nearly lost an eye in a bar fight, because he thought someone had implied that […]

Christopher Hitchens demonstrates again in an obit piece on Norman Mailer why he’s always worth reading, Mailer also continually ran a great risk that very few are willing to run. I mean the danger of simply seeming ridiculous. He once nearly lost an eye in a bar fight, because he thought someone had implied that […]