A Conversation With Gore Vidal
Who is the best leader in the Democratic Party right now?
Do you mean, Who can give the best speech? Who can raise the most money? Look, I’m not a sentimentalist. Nor am I a romantic. I don’t believe in the Great Man theory of history. Great men come along very seldom – and when they do, it’s pretty bloody. But, as Chancellor Bismarck once observed, God looks after alcoholics, little children, and the United States of America.
His take on the golden virgins of Hollywood/Polanski is a must read.