America The Beautiful

A peculiarity of American sexual mores is that those men who like to think of themselves as exclusively and triumphantly get it onheterosexual are convinced that the most masculine of all activities is not tending to the sexual needs of women but watching other men play games. I have never understood this aspect of my countrymen but I suppose there is a need for it, just as the Romans had a need to see people being murdered. Perhaps there is a connection between the American male’s need to watch athletes and his fatness: according to a WHO report the American male is the world’s fattest and softest; this might explain why he also loves guns—you can always get your revolver up.

—Gore Vidal

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2 Responses to “America The Beautiful”


  1. 1 sally July 29, 2014 at 9:02 am

    ho– I love this bit. I miss Gore. Should read more of his stuff!! xoxox

  2. 2 bluenred August 6, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Gore is a fun and easy read. Like a fine and easy sailboat on the bay.


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