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Ted Hoppe
10-01-2018, 04:46 PM
He was witty and so f'ing sharp. The US is adrift as the nation lacks a critic of his understanding, skill and sharp humor.

A talk from 1990. there is a segment which is foreshadowing 2018.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1gFnCJois0

Osborne Russell
10-01-2018, 06:05 PM
I highly recommend his book Julian.

There were a couple of Christian Emperors. Then there was Julian, the last pagan. You could argue that the Dark Ages began with his death.

Tom from Rubicon
10-01-2018, 06:09 PM
As intellectuals go he is high on my list. His curiosity had no barriers.
Tom from Rubicon, WI

CWSmith
10-01-2018, 06:12 PM
I'll go you one better. I miss having someone, anyone, who can form whole sentences and develop an idea beyond a tweet-length snippet. A society as complex and diverse at the USA deals with issues that have layers. Understanding them requires thought and the development of an idea. When do we see that at all, let alone at Vidal's level?

George Jung
10-01-2018, 06:38 PM
I enjoyed Wm F Buckley, even when I disagreed.