Politics in the 20th Century

22 Oct, 1998 320 Political science

Melvyn Bragg talks to Gore Vidal and Alan Clarke about the future of the nation-state; is the concept dead and buried? And what is the relationship between politics and morality - have salaciousness and self-righteousness taken over where seriousness of intent and a strong nerve left off, or was it ever thus? With Gore Vidal, American writer, commentator and author of The Smithsonian Institution; Alan Clarke, historian, politician and author of The Tories: Conservatives and the Nation State, 1922-97.

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Hello (First sentence from this episode) Hello, my guests today are the novelist and commentator Gore Vidal, whose new novel The Smithsonian Institution is published this week.