Summary and review of the main points in Gore Vidal’s book, “Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace”.

This paper expounds on the theme expressed in Gore Vidal’s book on American foreign policy which suggests that the attacks of September, 11 and the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City are not actions of simple “evil- doers”, but follow a more complex and more difficult to grasp pattern, which cannot simply be catalogued as evil doings.


Anti- Americanism, non- patriotism, pertinent observations, anti- Bushism, opinions… Strangely enough, depending on the point of view we choose to adopt and the perspective wherefrom we wish to judge his collection of essays, all of the above seem appropriate descriptions for Gore Vidal’s book, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace”.”