A must read for every citizen of the United States of America is Gore Vidal‘s “Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated.” It is a short read that provides a lot of information and raises many important questions about the American Empire.
What I personally got from reading this book was how articulate Timothy McVeigh was in expressing his opinion and forming an argument — Vidal shared many of their dispatches. This was surprising to me since Western Mainstream Media (AKA the government) portrayed McVeigh as an illiterate lunatic. Gore Vidal proved otherwise. But this post is not about Timothy McVeigh or Gore Vidal, it’s about truth and the consequences of American apathy.