“What has happened to Gore Vidal, the witty, tough-minded subversive of American letters, the 20th century’s only possible answer to Oscar Wilde? After 9/11, the author laments, Vidal’s writings took a graceless lurch toward the crackpot, surpassing even the wilder-eyed efforts of Michael Moore and Oliver Stone, and providing a miserable coda to his brilliant run.”
Vidal Loco - Christopher Hitchens on Gore Vidal | vanityfair.com
Neither George Orwell nor Gore Vidal went to college.
Yet W. graduated Yale. Go figure.