U.S. author Gore Vidal poses at his home in Ravello, southern Italy May 9, 2001. Leading author Gore Vidal defended his decision to witness the execution of [Timothy McVeigh] and said he shared the ... more 
U.S. author Gore Vidal poses at his home in Ravello, southern Italy May 9, 2001. Leading author Gore Vidal defended his decision to witness the execution of [Timothy McVeigh] and said he shared the Oklaoma City bomber's view that government had run amok in America. Vidal, whose novels include " Burr " and " Lincoln ", said in a round of television interviews he was dreading watching McVeigh's execution on May 16 in a prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, but he had accepted his invitation to attend. less 
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