Gore Vidal on the decline of America

Gore Vidal (© Marc Coggins)

In this unedited interview, Dheera Sujan talks to Gore Vidal (1925-2012) about the state of the American Union. The topics include children, education, sense of history, the media, violence, guns, religious bigotry, intellectual pursuits and black/white issues. His conclusion is that the United States is a police state, morally and financially broke and will be superseded in the 21st century by Asia.

Interviewer: Dheera Sujan

Recorded: June 19, 1999