Swimming With Ghosts

A wonderful interview by Johann Hari of Gore Vidal, who vividly impersonates a world-weary Cassandra. I find the portrait strangely attractive. Mind you, I’m much more ambivalent about Vidal the person; for example, I would hardly describe Timothy McVeigh as a "noble boy".
 
But here’s one heart-stopping thought that Hari brings out: Vidal, at the age of 83 years has lived through one-third of the lifespan of the United States.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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