However, the following proves Gore Vidal was already brain dead back in 2007:
My take is that Cuba is probably more successful for the people who live in it. It was so rare to see a contented people. Everything they’re doing, thus far—I don’t know what they’re doing secretly—but what they are doing is very good. There is no sullenness among the people which you get with great masses that don’t quite know what their government is.
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UPDATE Pitbull: Here’s a video of the (in)famous (almost) fight between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal: