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United States: Essays 1952-1992 Topics for Discussion

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Vidal proposes legalization of non-prescription drugs, taxes on churches, and legalized gambling as ways to help correct what he sees as ills of the American Empire. How would these measures change the problems he identifies? Would they be politically viable?

What is Vidal's point in substituting "homosexualist" and "heterosexualist" for homosexual and heterosexual? Does historical evidence support Vidal's claim that bisexuality is natural in humans?

Although in this collection of essays (1952-1992) Vidal addresses many sexual issues directly, he never makes a direct assertion in favor of gay marriage. Why?

What does Vidal believe is responsible for the decline of the readership of novels in the United States? What can be done about it? Should anything be done about it?

Do you agree or disagree with Vidal's assertion that there is only one political party in the United States—the Property Party...

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