© Steinbicker/Houghton Inc., ca. 1965, Portrait of Gore Vidal

Published in Esquire magazine, November 1965.

Gore Vidal, the American writer, media pundit, controversialist and politician manqué, died yesterday at the age of 86. May his soul rest in peace.

"The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return." (Gore Vidal)

Read about his life and works here.

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