Gore Vidal vs. Academe.

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      The article discusses the relationship of writer Gore Vidal to higher education. Topics include the history of the relationship between American authors and college teaching, his authorship of book reviews, and his identity as an autodidact. Vidal's William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization in 1992 at Harvard University are noted. A conversation between Vidal and philosopher Isaiah Berlin is described.