ISBN 1 902636 41 4 Gore Vidal’s “Dreaming War” is his follow up to “Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace”. His subtitle for the book is “Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta”. Gore ploughs much the same field as the likes of Chomsky with one difference: Mr Vidal is firmly establishment. A Patriot. A Republican. However, unlike P. J. O’Rourke he has no illusions about the state of his beloved country. Gore longs for a romantic period sometime before WWII before the establishment of the US National Security State apparatus and the MIC. He feels his country has been hijacked by men who have perverted the destiny of the country to suit their own lust for power, money and oil. He sets out an agenda for liberating America from the clutches of Washington DC and returning to its people by, effectively, a program of ‘de-federalisation’. Ironically, it is much like European Union, but in reverse. Many of his critics label Gore as being ‘too damn clever for his own good’, indeed, he is a leading intellectual with a surprising depth of knowledge. For this to be deemed a bad thing is evidence of the calibre of the dullards that Gore is up against! This is essential reading and very enjoyable. If only America had borne another thousand like him… Recommended.