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"The Art and Arts of E. Howard Hunt" (1976) Summary and Analysis

There is a strange symmetry in the parallel lives, as well as names, of E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy—cloak n' dagger Nixon dirty tricks guys who tried to live out some perverse James Bond-type fantasy that landed both in jail for their roles in the Watergate scandal. The latter got his macho kicks in biting off the heads of rats; the former in using multiple masks and guises as a government agent and as the author of a string of spy intrigue novels. In fact, Vidal says, it is Hunt's success in writing junk literature for the pulp readership market as well as his skill in writing phony diaries for about-to-be-discarded operatives that makes him interesting as a possible suspect in assassinations and...

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