Top American Social Critic & Novelist Gore Vidal Dies

This week Gore Vidal, one of America’s top social critics and novelists, passed away leaving behind a legacy of sharp criticism and wit. “He died at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, with the cause of death believed to be complications from pneumonia. Gore Vidal produced 25 novels, including the best-selling Burr and Myra Breckenridge, more than 200 essays and several plays,” The BBC reports … read the full article here. Vidal was a man of many memorable quotes, one stands out, “When anyone says to me, ‘Can you keep a secret?’ I say, ‘Why should I, if you can’t?'” The following video shows Vidal in his element speaking with rival contemporary Norman Mailer during an interview on the American talk show The Dick Cavett Show.  | Raymond Matt, CFP, CLU, TEP, CHS

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