Tag: Lincoln

Gore Vidal: 1925 — 2012

Wednesday, 1 August, 2012

Among the celebrated works of the late Gore Vidal, wit, essayist, playwright, historian, author, provocateur, gay icon, conspiracy theorist, would-be-senator and former resident of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast, was Lincoln: A Novel. On the back of this, back in 2005, Vanity Fair asked him to assess C. A. Tripp’s much-discussed, hotly-disputed The Intimate World […]

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President’s Day

Monday, 20 February, 2012

It’s today. By the way, Germany will soon have a new one. Interestingly, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck at the helm, two East Germans will now be running Germany. That aside, today is George Washington’s Birthday and a United States federal holiday as well. Washington was, no doubt, a great president, but […]

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