Imperial America: Reflections on the United States Of Amnesia

byGore Vidal

Paperback | August 17, 2005

Imperial America: Reflections on the United States Of Amnesia by Gore Vidal
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Gore Vidal has been described as the last ‘noble defender" of the American republic. In Imperial America, Vidal steals the thunder of a right wing America—those who have camouflaged their extremist rhetoric in the Old Glory and the Red, White, and Blue—by demonstrating that those whose protest arbitrary and secret government, those who defend the bill of rights, those who seek to restrain America's international power, are the true patriots.

"Those Americans who refuse to plunge blindly into the maelstrom of European and Asiatic politics are not defeatist or neurotic," he writes. "They are giving evidence of sanity, not cowardice, of adult thinking as distinguished from infantilism. They intend to preserve and defend the Republic. America is not to be Rome or Britain. It is to be America."
Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. Two of his American chronicle novels, Lincoln and 1876, were the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, respectively. In 1993, a collection of his criticism, United States: Essays 1952-1992,...
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Title:Imperial America: Reflections on the United States Of AmnesiaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inPublished:August 17, 2005Publisher:PublicaffairsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:156025744X

ISBN - 13:9781560257448

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