Last updated on: 2/29/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Gore Vidal Biography

Title:
Writer
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

Has not made a statement concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, but did state: “it should be noted that we are not a nation ‘under God.’ God is mentioned only twice in The Federalist, each time by James Madison, a clergyman’s son, who used God as in the ‘only Heaven knows’ sense.”

“Inventing a Nation,” 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Literary and political critic at the New York Review of Books, for 25 years.
  • Founded US Peace Party with Dr. Benjamin Spock
Education:
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, 1943
  • Joined US Army Reserve, 1943
Other:
  • Born at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York
  • Son of Oklahoma Senator Thomas Gore
  • Cousin of Al Gore
  • Brother-in-law to John F. Kennedy