It’s too hard to list all the appropriate adjectives and accolades that could proceed Gore Vidal’s name. Gore Vidal died tonight and the enlightened world mourns. But what a life he lived!
Please read the American Humanist Association’s obituary for Mr. Vidal, who was AHA’s honorary president since 2009. I had the honor of interviewing him, together with AHA president David Niose, at Vidal’s home in the Hollywood Hills in August 2009. That was almost exactly three years ago, and Gore, 83, was a lion even then. We should all hope to have such fire (and carry the humanist torch) at that age.