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 His conclusion is that the United States is a police state, morally and financially broke and will be superseded in the 21st century by Asia.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