Synopses & Reviews
Gore Vidal has been described as the last noble defender" of the American republic. In Imperial America, Vidal steals the thunder of a right wing Americathose who have camouflaged their extremist rhetoric in the Old Glory and the Red, White, and Blueby demonstrating that those whose protest arbitrary and secret government, those who defend the bill of rights, those who seek to restrain America's international power, are the true patriots. "Those Americans who refuse to plunge blindly into the maelstrom of European and Asiatic politics are not defeatist or neurotic," he writes. "They are giving evidence of sanity, not cowardice, of adult thinking as distinguished from infantilism. They intend to preserve and defend the Republic. America is not to be Rome or Britain. It is to be America."
In the long-awaited conclusion to his bestselling trilogy, Vidal has written his most devastating exploration of Imperial America to date. "Not since the 1846 attack on Mexico in order to seize California," he writes, "has an American government been so nakedly predatory."