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Gore Vidal, Rest in Peace

The novelist who more than any other writer of his generation laid claim to being the republic’s biographer — he would have said obituarist — has died. TAC will have more to say about Gore Vidal, but in the meantime I direct readers to Bill Kauffman’s reviews of The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal and his memoirPoint to Point Navigation, as well as Justin Raimondo’s review of Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson.

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Daniel McCarthy is the editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review, and Editor-at-Large of The American Conservative. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, The Spectator, The National Interest, Reason, and many other publications. Outside of journalism he has worked as internet communications coordinator for the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign and as senior editor of ISI Books. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied classics. Follow him on Twitter.

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