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    Gore Vidal on Bush

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    That was depressing.
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    "Gore Vidal on Bush". Now there's an image to savour.
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    You're such an intellectual, L&TG.
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    Some good points. Who, precisely, was going to "retake" the offices at state legislatures and below was left very unspecified. Points on Chinese action leading to economic collapse and the 20-year recovery have been made elsewhere. Points about the close similarities between Dems and Reps and the newspapers as house organs have also been made repeatedly over the last 30 years (since the departure of Nixon at least).

    The left is horrified by what has transpired, the rest of the populace is confused, debating intractable issues (e.g., abortion -- Do you think a compromise on murder vs. a woman's body being her own can be conceived of, much less acheived?) instead of areas of clearer definition (free speech, search and seizure), and generally sold the politics of fear.
    This is not new, but it deserves better circulation.
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    summary?

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    Bush is Emperor and has destroyed the Republic. A Roman analogy I think. Please try to not think of Star Wars.
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    The first Roman emperor was actually trying to restore the Republic. Bush never thought of this

    (Neither did Octavian probably, but let's follow Roman propaganda for a second)

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    Is there anything remotely new in this interview?

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    Originally posted by techumseh
    Bush is Emperor and has destroyed the Republic. A Roman analogy I think. Please try to not think of Star Wars.
    Didnt Gore Vidal say the same thing about Reagan, LBJ, JFK and even FDR?
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    Originally posted by techumseh
    Bush is Emperor and has destroyed the Republic. A Roman analogy I think. Please try to not think of Star Wars.
    Oh, ok. /doesn't click the link

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