Thank you, Daily. A very well considered and insightful comment. Yes, Gore Vidal’s essays transcend excellence and are works of art. His biting and caustic wit, lapidary writing and facility with the English language elevate his works to that rare category of timeless classics. In these chaotic times, his wisdom and fearlessness, his willingness to speak truth to power, has left a yawning gap in our culture. A great man and sad loss indeed.