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The American Presidency by Gore Vidal
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Feb 16, 2012

really liked it
Read from February 16 to 17, 2012

A quick read of American history as only VG can do it. Based on his British TV scripts (and then expanded) we get a nice underview of US imperialism in the name of xxx. His short and very concise explanation of why the Clinton healthcare planned failed is not something I've thought of before.I admit I'm guilty of falling for the exterior rightwing argument of "socialilsm" even if I don't believe that's what the squawk was about. Obama, of course, just let the fox into the hen house, and takes the heat He's expendable. The right continues to rant "socialism" while their keepers scarf up the money. GV answers the question "who runs the US government." Hint, it's not the government.

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