The Real GoreA great light went out when Gore Vidal died early last year. And yes he was related to Al Gore, not something he proclaimed proudly. He was a great writer/social critic, and profoundly witty. Apropos of this quote, when he told his mother that he wanted to run for political office, his mother was horrified and said: But those are people you hire!
“As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.”
― Gore Vidal