Forum, Mar. 22, 1976

Vidal, with Wit and Class

To the Editors:

Gore Vidal might be a "Laughing Cassandra" [March 1], but my God he does it with such wit—and plenty of class.

Latona Merchant Chicago

Vidal's views on this country are unfortunately symptomatic of the times and snap with the sting of a rejected man.

James K. Pedley Cleveland

Vidal has proved through his writings that he cares about his country. Would that he were my friend.

Isabel Norby Whidbey Island, Wash.

America's Oscar Wilde.

Belle Marie Fatheree Portland, Ore.

I insist the case is not hopeless. Slight drafts of humility,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!